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Campus Security – Irwin Campus

October 23, 2020 | admin

At United Career Institute’s Irwin Campus, security is not just a person or a physical alarm system, it is also the student’s peace of mind. Entering into a post-secondary school can be full of excitement, stress, and lots of overwhelming feelings. Students certainly need to feel that the school they choose can keep them physically protected along with supporting them...

Karen Mayle – Student Highlight

October 16, 2020 | admin

Karen Mayle is a medical assisting student at United Career Institute. This is the first post-secondary school she’s attended. Before she decided to come back to school at United, Karen was working at a restaurant and had been laid off due to circumstances of Covid-19. Karen chose United Career Institute as her school because she has a daughter who also...

Shauna King – Student Highlight

October 9, 2020 | admin

Shauna King is one of United Career Institute’s determined medical assisting students. She enrolled in the May 2020 start at the Irwin campus. After graduating from East Allegheny High School, Shauna decided to take a year off. She had a few ideas in mind as to what career route she wanted to take. She thought of attending a massage therapy...

Perryo Medical Center – Externship Highlight

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One of the most exciting and rewarding parts of the medical programs at United Career Institute is the externship that students participate in at the end of their program. Externship takes place during the last twelve weeks of a student’s program and provides invaluable educational opportunities. It allows students to apply what they have learned in their medical classes in...

The Best Time to Start a Career Training Program is Now!

October 2, 2020 | admin

We have all experienced many changes this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people have been laid off from their jobs, some are learning how to homeschool their children, and some are experiencing a variety of other life changes. For those who have experienced disruptions to their careers this year, deciding what to do next can be a challenge,...

Abigail Douglass – Student Highlight

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Abigail Douglass is a practical nursing student at United Career Institute Mt. Braddock and is September’s student of the month. Before Abby became a part of the United family, she attended another institution. Like many of our students, the traditional college environment did not work for her. “My experience was fairly good, but I did not like the bigger class...

The Benefits of Choosing a Small School

October 1, 2020 | admin

You’ve made the important decision to pursue a new career, so now your ready to make that dream a reality. For most professions, you will need some type of career training to qualify for jobs in the field you want to work in. There are many different options when deciding where to attend school and train for your new career....

Anna Mascara – Student Highlight

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Anna Mascara is one of United Career Institute’s ambitious, young, medical assisting students. She started attending classes at the Irwin campus in May of 2020. She tried taking classes at a local community college before enrolling at United, but said she had a horrible experience when she was there and it just was not a good fit. She became certified...

Sahrash Masood – Student Highlight

September 18, 2020 | admin

Sahrash Masood enrolled in United’s Medical Assisting program in January of this year. Before enrolling, she was a stay at home mom of two young girls. Sahrash knew that she always wanted to go into the medical field, but wasn’t sure if she wanted to study nursing or medical assisting. After meeting with her admissions advisor, Lynda, Sahrash knew that...

Q&A With Kelli Workman

September 11, 2020 | admin

What is your educational background? My educational background is an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Certified Postsecondary Instructor. All of which I earned at United Career Institute. What are some of your prior work experiences? My prior work experiences are at Flores and Flores Medical Associates, Maxim Healthcare, Henry Clay Villa, and Harmon House Care Center....