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The Return to Campus

June 18, 2021 | admin

As more and more people get vaccinated, and things start opening back up, we are all transitioning back to our in-person lives. Our children are returning to school, many people have returned to their in-person jobs, and schools are bringing students back on campus. Here at United Career Institute, we are so excited for our students to return to campus....

Dominique Thomas – Graduate Highlight

June 11, 2021 | admin

United Career Institute Mt. Braddock is excited to introduce you to Dominque Thomas, a graduate of our Medical Assisting program and our Practical Nursing program. When Dominique attended United for the Medical Assisting program, she loved it so much that she knew she had to come back to continue her education in nursing. It is common for United students to...

Shaquna West – Student Highlight

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The pandemic has forced changes in many people’s lives, and United Career Institute Medical Assisting student Shaquna West is, unfortunately, no different. “Before COVID hit, I was working as a kitchen manager and working full-time.” However, like so many other food industry workers, Shaq (as she likes to be referred to) found herself back at home being a full-time mother...

What’s the Difference Between a CNA and MA?

June 2, 2021 | admin

Many people want to start a career in the healthcare field, and for a good reason. The healthcare industry continues to grow rapidly, and the variety of jobs available is expanding as well. Working in healthcare also gives you the chance to help people and make a difference in their lives when they need it most. There are so many...

Sterile Gloving Procedure

May 21, 2021 | admin

Hands-on clinical skills and training are such a vital component of United Career Institute’s healthcare programs. Watch the video to witness one of our practical nursing students demonstrate one of the many skills our students learn during their time in the Practical Nursing program. Practical Nursing instructor Stacey Mantich guides student Lindsey Harris through the proper sterilization technique for surgical...

Tammy Kerner – Staff Highlight

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United Career Institute Mt. Braddock is excited to introduce you to our Front Office Manager/Registrar, Tammy Kerner! Tammy started at United in August of 2020 and has quickly become a very valued member of our team! Tammy’s background is in business administration and she has spent the majority of her career working in the administrative side of offices. “Most of...

Healthcare Career Training

May 14, 2021 | admin

At United, we work hard to empower our students to succeed at school, in their careers, and life. With hands-on skills, fast-track classes, and personalized instruction, we’re here for you every step of the way! Hands-On Skills Our healthcare training programs teach students essential hands-on skills that you need to excel in your future career. You will practice these skills...

Medical Assisting Student Begins Externship

May 5, 2021 | admin

One of the key elements of United Career Institute’s Medical Assisting program is the opportunity to complete a 12-week externship at the end of the program. An externship can set the groundwork for your future career by allowing students to obtain on-the-job experience in a real-world setting. An extern works alongside existing employees in the form of “shadowing experience.” This...

Southwestern Gastrointestinal Specialists – Externship Highlight

April 30, 2021 | admin

United Career Institute is excited to introduce you to one of our externship sites, Southwestern Gastrointestinal Specialists (SWGI). Southwestern Gastrointestinal Specialists has been in business for 29 years and specializes in helping their patients lose weight. They are a four physician, six physician’s assistant practice, and their goal is to help their patients understand how and why they gain weight...

United Learning Experience

April 19, 2021 | admin

For those who have never been to our campuses, we want to give you a sneak peek of what it’s like for students who attend United Career Institute. Our Irwin and Mt. Braddock campuses train students for rewarding healthcare careers. Read on to discover what it’s like to attend school at United! Hands-On Skills Students enrolled in our healthcare training...