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5 Steps to Starting an Essential Healthcare Career

August 7, 2020 | admin

Healthcare workers are essential to the health and wellbeing of our society, and now is a great time to start your career in the exciting field of healthcare. The medical industry is projected to have continued growth in the future, so this could be a wonderful career option for you. Trying to figure out the right path to start your...

Medical Assisting Training Teaches Hands-On Skills for Blood Pressure Procedure

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Students in the Medical Assisting program at United Career Institute receive hands-on medical assisting training learning the proper procedure to take a patient’s blood pressure. Blood pressure is the pressure or force of blood pushing on the walls of blood vessels. As your heart beats, it pumps blood through your arteries, and this is how most of the pressure is...

Shauna Davis – Student Highlight

July 31, 2020 | admin

Shauna Davis is one of United Career Institute’s Medical Assisting students. She enrolled at the Irwin campus in January 2020. Before committing to going back to school, Shauna worked at a debt settlement company as a Payment Research Specialist. One of Shauna’s favorite things about United Career Institute is the friends that she has made. Shauna said, “I seriously love...

Hannah Matheson – Graduate Highlight

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Hannah Matheson is a 2019-2020 graduate from the Medical Assisting program at United Career Institute. Prior to school, she was a full-time student at California Area High School and worked as a cashier at Foodland. Hannah learned about United through our Facebook page and continued her admissions process through our high school admissions advisor, Meghan Murray. Hannah was also awarded...

Chelsea Lee – Student Highlight

July 23, 2020 | admin

Chelsea Lee is a student in United Career Institute’s Medical Assisting program. Chelsea also works at Applebee’s while she is going to school. Working while in school is common amongst United students and we strive to offer our students the services they need to balance family, work, and school life. Our fast-track programs are also designed to get students into...

United’s Live Classroom Experience

July 17, 2020 | admin

This year has brought many changes to our daily lives, which can make it hard to plan for the future. The uncertainty of when kids will return to school, not feeling secure in their job, and not knowing if it’s completely safe to go out in public are just a few of the issues that many people are dealing with...

Erin Messer – Faculty Highlight

July 16, 2020 | admin

Erin Messer is an adjunct instructor at United Career Institute Irwin. She has an MBA, a Doctorate in Pharmacy, and is currently earning her Doctorate in Education. She started her career working in research & development for a pharmaceutical company and eventually moved into a medical affairs role. Erin has also worked in long-term care and community pharmacy. Erin chose...

Medical Assisting Program Students Learn Hands-On Skills for Phlebotomy Blood Draws

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United Career Institute Medical Assisting program students learn the proper phlebotomy technique for drawing a patient’s blood. Phlebotomy is an essential skill for students to learn and practice in their medical assistant classes because drawing blood is a very common procedure in medical facilities. If you’ve ever had blood drawn yourself, you know how important it is to have someone...

Martina Mullen – Student Highlight

July 2, 2020 | admin

Martina Mullen has been a student at United Career Institute’s Irwin campus since January 2020. She is currently enrolled in the Medical Assisting program. She chose Medical Assisting because she knew she wanted to go into the medical field, but wasn’t sure which direction to start in. On top of nearly perfect attendance since the beginning, Martina has also made...

Jennifer George – Graduate Highlight

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Jennifer George had been working as a hospital tech in Latrobe and Westmoreland Hospital through Excela Health for two and a half years when she started her conquest to find the perfect school to further her healthcare education. However, she, like many of our students, did not have any postsecondary education experience and wasn’t sure where to look. Fortunately, Jennifer’s...