Category: Blog

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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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

Apr 20 2018

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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Why Should I Become a Massage Therapist?

Mar 14 2018

If you’re considering a career in massage therapy, you probably have many questions! Massage therapy is an exciting, active career that can be fulfilling for many people. If you’re considering becoming a Massage Therapist, it’s important for you to look at why it might be the perfect fit for you! Learn Career-Ready Skills When you…

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