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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Medical Instruments?

Jun 26 2018

Are you a die-hard Scrubs fan? Or maybe you prefer House? Or are you possibly related to someone who works in the medical field? Test your knowledge of common medical tools and see how you do! One question in particular will probably trip you up! How did you do? Share your score with us on…

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How to Become a Medical Assistant

Jun 12 2018

If your dream is to become a medical assistant, the process can be broken down into a few simple steps: Graduate high school or earn GED Get your medical assistant education Pass the medical assistant licensing exam Apply for medical assistant positions Becoming a medical assistant can be a challenging task. You will have to…

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Meet the Staff: Sherri Steele, Medical Assistant Diploma Program Director

May 21 2018

We recently announced our new Medical Assistant diploma program, so this month we are featuring the wonderful woman building the foundations of the program, Sherri Steele. Sherri is the Director of both our Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Assistant diploma programs, and she is phenomenal! She is a huge part of what makes PCI…

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Medical Assistant Diploma Program Coming in September!

May 03 2018

Pittsburgh Career Institute (PCI) is pleased to announce our new 10-month Medical Assistant diploma program! Medical assisting is a fast-paced, exciting medical career that many people around the country love. It provides the opportunity to help people and make a positive difference in the lives of many. September 4th is our first start date for…

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Meet the Staff: Peggy Brinton, Respiratory Therapy Program Director

At Pittsburgh Career Institute, we aren’t just coworkers and classmates, we’re family. Peggy Brinton joined the PCI family to build our Respiratory Therapy program, and she’s done an outstanding job! We’re thrilled to have her with us, so we took the time this month to chat with Peggy and get to know her better! About…

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What Are the Dental School Requirements in Pittsburgh, PA?

Apr 18 2018

Before applying to dental school there are a few requirements that must be met by applicants. Though each school has different prerequisites, most schools will require that you have at least a four-year degree or equivalent from a valid institution. Read on for other things to do before applying!

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What Can I Learn in a Surgical Technology Program?

Feb 21 2018

Working in the field of medicine can be a very exciting and rewarding job! Many people love the medical environment but do not have the resources or time to commit to the long term education needed in order to work in the medical field as a doctor or a surgeon. A surgical technician is able…

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What is the Difference Between Medical Billing and Medical Coding?

Feb 12 2018

Medical billers and medical coders both work with patient records in medical offices. Medical coders review patient records and apply the appropriate codes to the claims to be sent to various insurance companies for payment. Medical billers are responsible for transmitting the properly coded claims to the appropriate insurance companies and will follow the claims…

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