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PCI Student Ambassador Angel Tree Program

Nov 23 2021

Assistance is offered for children from low income student families. Students who qualify will need to apply. In order to qualify, applicants must meet income guidelines that are established by Financial Aid based on your FAFSA. The individual will need to have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0. Gifts of toys and clothing may…

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Robert Larkin, Surgical Technology Instructor

Nov 11 2021

Robert Larkin is one of our newer Surgical Technology Instructors at the Pittsburgh Career Institute. From growing up in California to joining the United States Army, he has an interesting story to tell about his journey to PCI that started in high school. “My interest in the medical field began during high school. We had…

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Dr. Sam Armfield, Program Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Mar 15 2021

The Pittsburgh Career Institute is excited to introduce Dr. Sam Armfield as our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director. Dr. Armfield comes from a family deep-rooted in the medical field. Both, his brother and his father are Radiologists in Pittsburgh, with sisters that are nurses, and a mother that was a lab technologist. “Medicine seems to…

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Never Too Late, Never Give Up

Feb 02 2021

Loving animals is one thing, but making your career as a caregiver for animals is another. That is when PCI student, Carla Harris, had an awakening. Balancing a full-time job, being a fiancé, running a household, and having surgery that required the use of crutches post operatively did not stop Carla Harris from pursuing her…

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Is Being a Medical Assistant Worth It?

If you’re wondering if a career in the medical industry is right for you, you can think about getting an education to become a Medical Assistant!

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What’s the Difference Between a Dental Hygienist and a Dental Assistant?

Nov 04 2020

Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants have different roles in a dental office, but both are required to keep an office running as smoothly as possible. Learn more about the differences between these two professions.

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What does a Respiratory Therapist do to help children?

Nov 02 2020

If you have goals to work in the world of healthcare and pediatrics, going to school to become a respiratory therapist for children could be a great avenue into a rewarding career!

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How Long Does It Take To Become a Dental Assistant?

Oct 26 2020

If you’re considering a career as a Dental Assistant, something to consider is how soon you want to be out of school and working in the industry. It’s possible to complete our program in as little as 10 months. Learn more!

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