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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

UCI Online Now Offering Online Medical Assisting Program

UCI Online is now offering an Online Medical Assisting program based in the Pittsburgh area. Students who enroll in this exciting new online medical assisting training have the opportunity to prepare for a new career while balancing school, family, work, and life. This exciting new program offers students the ability to attend medical assisting classes … 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

Student Skills

Here at United Career Institute, students practice hands-on skills to prepare them for their healthcare careers. Watch as Clinical Instructor, Kelly Clark talks about the proper steps of performing venipuncture. Current medical assisting student, Jodi Baxter, demonstrates the procedures on one of our phlebotomy practice arms. To learn more about the accelerated healthcare training programs … 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

Chelsea Patton – Student Highlight

Clinical Medical Assistant student, Chelsea Patton, began attending United Career Institute in August 2020. The choice to join the program was an easy one for her. She says, “I always wanted to go into the medical field, this is a good start for me. It will get me ready to join the field.” Chelsea is … 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

Self-Care for Students

Selfcare is important for everyone because you can’t pour from an empty cup. If you want to be there for yourself and others, be mentally and physically fit, and achieve your goals and dreams, you have to practice self-care. It is essential that students practice good self-care. Making yourself and your wellness a priority, taking … Read more