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Pittsburgh’s Growing Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry in the United States is continuously expanding. With more services and specialties, increased access to care, and the adoption of new technologies such as telehealth, the growth is projected to continue well into the future. This growth trend can also be seen here in the Pittsburgh area, as local healthcare providers expand … Read more

Our Admissions Experience

At United Career Institute, we have a dedicated admissions team that is committed to your success as a student and in your career. From the moment you first contact us, our admissions team members are there to guide you through the process of enrolling in school. We help you create a plan for your future, … Read more

Discover Our Student Support

At UCI, we work hard to support our students all the way through their journey of completing school. From the moment a student first walks in our door, to completing their career-focused classes, to graduation and beyond, we are here for you. We have a WE CARE approach to education that sets our students up … Read more

Externship Highlight -Transitions Healthcare

Externship Facility United Career Institute prides itself on its many wonderful relationships with local healthcare employers. Our Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy programs rely heavily on these relationships to fulfill the externship and clinical requirements. We love to see our students thrive in their field of study with the guidance of real medical professionals … Read more

How to Obtain a Patients’ Vital Signs

Practical nursing student, Morgan Clanagan, takes us through the procedures behind checking a patient’s vital signs. She does a wonderful job at thoroughly communicating with the patient and prioritizing their safety and well-being – both of which are primary components of excellent patient care. To learn more about our accelerated healthcare training programs at United … Read more

Sahrash Masood – Graduate Highlight

Sahrash Masood graduated from United Career Institute’s Medical Assisting degree program in June 2021. Shortly afterward, she accepted a position with Premier Medical Associates and began her career as a Medical Assistant. She completed her externship with Premier, and it was such a good fit they offered her a position upon graduation. She said, “It’s … Read more

Tips for Job Searching During a Pandemic

If you’re job searching during a pandemic, things may be a little different than job searching during normal times. For example, more interviews may be completed remotely via video conference, and recruiters may be more likely to look at your online presence if they cannot meet you in person. Even with these changes to the … Read more

Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

In today’s world, social media is everywhere, and we are exposed to it every day. Social media can impact many areas of our lives, including what we think about, how we feel, and our behavior. With something as powerful as social media, it’s important to be informed and aware of how it affects you personally. … Read more

The Value of Accelerated Degrees for High School Students

If you’re a high school student graduating in 2022, you are probably already thinking, what will I do after high school? You could take various paths, such as attending an accelerated career training program, starting an entry-level job, or going to a traditional university. As you choose the option that works best for you, you … Read more

Phlebotomy – Program Highlight

The old saying is, “Stick with what you know,” At United Career Institute Irwin Campus, we know how to train students for essential healthcare careers. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding … Read more