Category: Blog

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 July!

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. July 30th 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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Meet The Staff: Marco Rigazio, Massage Therapist Program Director

Mar 09 2018

Pittsburgh Career Institute (PCI) is nothing without our outstanding directors and educators! This month we spoke with Marco Rigazio, the director of our Massage Therapist program. His dedication and passion are inspiring, and he does everything he can to pass that on to his students! About Marco Marco Rigazio is a well-traveled man who has…

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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 billing. Medical billers are responsible for transmitting the properly coded claims to the appropriate insurance companies and will follow the claims…

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