The Medical Assisting program at United Career Institute is an exciting path to choose for a rewarding healthcare career in the Pittsburgh, Irwin, Greensburg, Monroeville, or Murrysville areas. As the medical field continues to grow in Allegheny County and Westmoreland County, our medical assistant training program can help you take advantage of job opportunities by preparing you for your dream career in healthcare.

The hands-on training you’ll receive in our medical assisting classes will help make you uniquely qualified for numerous positions in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and clinics. Your knowledge of patient care, clinical lab, and front office procedures will give you a versatile skill set that potential employers are looking for.

Students earning medical assisting diplomas will benefit from a fast track program that prepares you to sit for, and pass, national certification exams. As a certified clinical medical assistant you will be a valuable asset to employers, and combined with a diploma in medical assisting, you’ll be ready to start your career in months.

“Our need for MAs and MOAs is definitely increasing!! We are opening 4 cancer centers, 4 neighborhood hospitals along with several other smaller hospitals so the need is there!!! One will be opening in Hempfield in early 2020.” – Kelly Enders, Senior Recruiter, Allegheny Health Network

About Our Medical Assisting Training Program in Irwin, PA

Wondering how United’s curriculum compares with other medical assistant programs in Irwin, PA and the surrounding Greater Pittsburgh area? In our medical assistant training classes, you will gain a variety of skills that will allow you to better treat and care for your future patients.

Some of the clinical skills you will learn include:

  • Checking Vital Signs (Blood Pressure, Temperature, Pulse)
  • Assisting Doctors and Nurses with Exams
  • Conducting Point of Care Testing
  • Collecting and Processing Medical Specimens
  • Performing Lab Tests
  • Practicing Phlebotomy
  • Managing Sterilizing Procedures
  • Assisting with Minor Surgeries
  • Administering Injections (shots)
  • Performing EKGs

Your medical assisting diploma can also prepare you for a future as a medical office administrator. Some of the front office skills you will learn include:

  • Managing a Medical Office
  • Processing Insurance Claims
  • Managing Office Scheduling
  • Using Electronic Health Records
  • Transcribing Medical Charts
  • Practicing HIPAA Procedures

Don’t delay starting the future you and your family deserve. The growing healthcare communities of Pittsburgh, Irwin, and Greensburg need caring, dedicated, skilled professionals like you who want to better their lives and the lives of others.

Your Medical Assisting Career

Your combination of a diploma, professional certification, and a wide variety of applicable medical skills will provide you employment opportunities at:

  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Blood Banks
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Children’s Clinics

Request Information now to learn more about the employment possibilities available to medical assistants!

A medical assistant education instructor helps a student work towards earning her medical assistant degree in Irwin, PA

Externships and Professional Certifications

Every aspect of your experience with United Career Institute is part of an academic plan designed to help you achieve your goals as a certified clinical medical assistant. Your externship is a real world training experience under the supervision of trained medical professionals. You will get the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real life medical situations. This experience also allows you to begin the networking process that could lead to future employment.

The professional certifications exams you are trained to sit for are designed to show potential employers that you have the necessary skills to gain employment in the medical field. Our medical assisting program prepares you to take multiple certification exams from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). These certification exams include:

  • National Certified Clinical Medical Assistant*
  • Certified EKG Technician**
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician**

You can earn these certifications and complete your externship in a matter of months!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.

“I believe there is a void in Westmoreland County in regards to schools that train students in entry level healthcare. With Excela Health’s presence and the new Allegheny Health Network Hospital, I feel that United Career Institute will fill that void.” – Arnold Thimons, UCI Campus President

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