Category: Blog

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Veterinary Technicians

Nov 09 2018

Are you stressing over what to gift the special veterinary technician in your life? Worry no longer! Veterinary technicians work hard and have busy schedules, so finding ways to make their lives easier is a good way to approach gift shopping. Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas to make the holidays special…

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Meet The Staff: Charlotte Kwiatkowski, Surgical Technology Program Director

Oct 19 2018

Pittsburgh Career Institute is pleased to welcome an experienced director for our Surgical Technology program, Mrs. Charlotte Kwiatkowski! She joined the school in September of 2018, making her one of the newest members of the PCI family. She may be relatively new at the school, but Mrs. Kwiatkowski brings a wealth of experience and knowledge…

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The Only Healthcare Training School in Downtown Pittsburgh

Oct 09 2018

Recently, we heard news of another local trade school closing, and would like to reiterate that we’re not going anywhere! PCI is actively enrolling for each of our nine programs, and would like to highlight some of the things we do to thrive in downtown Pittsburgh. This school hasn’t stayed open since 1980 through luck…

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Meet the Staff: Christine Skolyak, Dental Assistant Program Director

Sep 26 2018

Pittsburgh Career Institute has a dental assistant program that is designed to help students prepare to become licensed dental assistants. The director of the program, Ms. Christine Skolyak, has been instrumental in making the program what it is today, so we are featuring her and highlighting the great work she is doing. She’s an important…

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Dental Assistant Job Description

Sep 05 2018

What Do Dental Assistants Do? Dental assisting is an increasingly popular career option, but what do dental assistants actually do? Each day may be varied as a dental assistant, but most of the time you would be performing some or all of the following tasks: Prepare patients for treatments Prepare instruments and hand them to…

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What is a Surgical Technologist?

Aug 24 2018

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals that work on surgical care teams. They are sometimes also known as surgical technicians, scrubs, scrub techs, surg techs, or operating room technicians. The titles and roles may vary based on state licensure laws and educational requirements, but most surgical technologists work in surgical rooms under the supervision of…

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What Could You Do With a Medical Assistant Diploma?

Aug 23 2018

The title of “Medical Assistant” covers a vast area of skills and knowledge. Medical Assistants are capable of performing many tasks and assisting medical professionals in many ways throughout their careers. Who could they assist? Where will they find employment opportunities? What is their career path like? Medical assisting opportunities continue to grow in popularity…

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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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