Since 1987, the Mt. Braddock campuses of United Career Institute (UCI) has been helping prepare students in Uniontown, Connellsville, and even Morgantown, West Virginia, for a myriad of healthcare careers through our various programs, including our medical assistant training.

Our experience working with and preparing students throughout southwestern Pennsylvania to earn their Medical Assisting degrees gives us the unique advantage of knowing and understanding what potential employers are looking for.

Working in the healthcare field can prove to be a worthwhile career for those in southwestern Pennsylvania. It allows you to help people which can make for a very rewarding career.

For many, the urge to become a certified medical assistant stems from a desire to help others. If this describes you, then our southwestern Pennsylvania medical assistant training program can help you take the first step toward your dream career.

“United Career is a great school to start on the path of your future career. They have the students best interest at heart and treat you like family. Thank you United Career Institute.”

– Jessica Franklin, United Student


In our medical assisting degree program, you will gain a variety of skills that will allow you to better treat and care for your future patients.

With our hands-on training, you will learn how to:

  • Take a patient’s vital signs (including blood pressure, temperature, and pulse)
  • Assist a doctor or nurse with physical exams
  • Check a patient’s vision
  • Collect medical specimens
  • Check a patient’s blood-sugar level
  • Perform certain lab tests
  • Draw a patient’s blood
  • Sterilize medical equipment to kill germs
  • Assist with simple surgeries
  • Give injections (shots)
  • Conduct certain heart tests

Unlike other Medical Assisting programs throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, our medical assistant training in Fayette County, PA doesn’t require you to take classes that don’t apply to your future career. Thi