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Reverse Graduation

August 16, 2019 | PIHT

It’s graduation time here at PIHT for our Medical Assisting students, but today our faculty was surprised with a graduation of our own!  Six of our graduating medical assisting students sent us an email asking to meet them at 10 a.m. in one of our classrooms. When we arrived, we were greeted with the response, “Welcome to YOUR Graduation!” and presented...

Budgeting 101

August 13, 2019 | PIHT

Whether you’re planning for the future or just want to know what you’re currently spending money on, effective budgeting can help you get there. Budgeting is an important part of personal finance for everyone, regardless of how much money you currently have or make. Increased financial security, less debt, and a better credit score are just some of the major...

How to Create Your Personal Brand

July 25, 2019 | PIHT

You want to create a personal brand to get noticed by employers and put your career on the fast track, but how do you do it? Personal branding is the process of creating and maintaining a specific image of yourself. Just like companies create brands to be known for specific things like great service or amazing products, you can create...

Tiffany Ruble – Student Highlight

July 16, 2019 | PIHT

Tiffany Ruble attended Laurel Business Institute for medical assisting prior to attending PIHT. She decided to change schools because she was looking for an environment that offered smaller class sizes and more of an open-door policy that allowed her to directly communicate with her instructors. Tiffany was working as a certified nursing assistant at Uniontown Health and Rehabilitation when she...

Medical Office Administration Program Highlight

June 26, 2019 | PIHT

1. What kind of skills do students learn in this program? Students will gain hands-on experience as a Medical Office Assistant. Upon graduation, medical office students will be proficient in medical terminology, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, medical insurance, coding, and billing. They will also be able to navigate through electronic health records, spreadsheet applications, and all aspects of Microsoft Word....

The Value of Short-Term Degrees

June 21, 2019 | PIHT

For students looking to complete their education and earn valuable certifications much more quickly, short-term specialized associate degrees that can be completed in less than 24 months, are the way to go. The ability to start your career more quickly, earn valuable hands-on certifications, and have increased flexibility are just a few of the many benefits to earning a specialized...

Erica Campbell – Graduate Highlight

June 14, 2019 | PIHT

Erica Campbell is a 2019 graduate from PIHT’s Medical Office Administration program. Prior to meeting with admissions representative, Kathy Coddington, Erica was a stay at home mom with three children and wanted to contribute to her family and not end up with a dead end job. She wanted a career and she knew she liked the medical field, but not...

Top 5 Resume Tips to Get Noticed

May 31, 2019 | PIHT

You only get one chance to make a great first impression with recruiters and hiring managers, so it’s extremely important to have a professional resume that shows why you’re best for the job. Presenting your education, experience, skills, certifications, and achievements in a professional and easy-to-digest resume can put you ahead of the competition. How do you create a resume...

Marcy Landman – Practical Nursing Clinical Coordinator

May 22, 2019 | PIHT

Marcy Landman is the Practical Nursing Clinical Coordinator at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology and teaches Pharmacology, Practical Vocational Nursing, and Anatomy Lab within the Practical Nursing program. She earned her Associate of Science in Nursing from Penn State University. Once she completed her ASN, she entered an accelerated program to earn her BSN. She did not stop there, as she...

Marley Kamp – Student Highlight

April 18, 2019 | PIHT

Marley Kamp attended Allegany College of Maryland and earned an associate degree in medical assisting.  She had a great experience on campus and enjoyed the staff.  As she was getting ready to graduate, she decided to further her education and pursue a nursing career.  She had been a feeding assistant then a certified nursing assistant since the age of 17,...