Last updated 4 days ago
Originally founded in 1978 as the Academy for Medical and Dental Assistants, PCI Health Training Center helps address the ever growing need for skilled medical professionals in the Texas health care sector. Doctor Roy Rose originally began PCI in Dallas, Texas before the Texas Education Corporation purchased the institution in May 1990. Today, Prince Careers Inc. still owns and runs the school, practicing and training students with the same philosophy it began with in 1978.
In all its years of operation, PCI has upheld its tradition of training skilled, job-ready workers to enter the healthcare industry. We work with each student to help him or her realize the goal of becoming a proud professional member of the healthcare industry. Our graduates go on to become experienced individuals ready to succeed as Medical Assistants, Medical Office Assistants, or Patient Care Technicians in the greater Houston area.
Call (888) 595-5744 to learn more about enrolling at PCI Health Training Center of Houston. We offer intensive, short-term training where you can develop the skills needed to succeed in a career in the healthcare industry.
Last updated 12 days ago
Dental assistants prepare a patient to see the dentist, make impressions of teeth, and teach good oral hygiene habits. This means that dental assistants play a vital role in not only the dental office, but also in patients’ lives by helping them feel comfortable with their treatment experience. The advice dental assistants give to patients also makes a huge impact on their at home oral hygiene.
If you’re interested in a career in the healthcare industry, you should consider training to become a dental assistant. This video illustrates the day-to-day responsibilities of dental assistants including patient interaction and office management. By watching this video you can get a better idea of whether or not a dental assistant career is a good fit for you.
PCI Health Training Center can help you prepare for a dental assistant career. Give us a call at (888) 595-5744 to learn more about our programs.
Last updated 19 days ago
Health career training could be the most valuable investment you ever make—particularly now. The healthcare field is the most rapidly growing field in the United States, and the demand for highly trained professionals is increasing right along with it. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be a staggering 5.6 million new healthcare jobs added to the economy within the next seven years. Yes, now is the time to start your health care training, but why?
The Baby Boomers are Maturing
The baby boomer generation represents a substantial portion of our population, and there will be more than 78 million of them at or over the age of 65 by the time 2030 rolls around. Since we all tend to require more health care as we grow older, the demand for health care services is simply outgrowing the supply of qualified health care workers.
Moreover, baby boomers are savvy patients. They know how to use the technical resources available to them and they don’t mind advocating for themselves—even to the point of demanding the latest technology and techniques in preventative medicine and treatment. There will be a need for individuals who are committed to continued and progressive health care training.
Legislation will Force Health Care to Expand
Traditionally, individuals who could not afford health care insurance would reserve doctor’s visits for only the direst of circumstances. With the Affordable Care Act, however, more families and individuals will be able to afford regular healthcare visits.
While this may be a good thing for people who would otherwise delay treatment until it became a critical situation, it does create a challenge for medical offices and facilities that are not currently staffed to handle an influx of new patients. Medical assistants, medical office assistants, patient care technicians, and other skilled healthcare workers will be of the highest value as this legislation is implemented.
If you’re ready to get in on the growing field of healthcare, contact us at PCI Health Training Center. Call (888) 595-5744 or visit us online to learn about our programs of study and enrollment options.
Last updated 27 days ago
Dental assistants are highly valuable members of any dental care team, and can be virtually invaluable to the dentists themselves. If you are considering enrolling in some type of health care training, but aren’t sure yet which field you’d like to get into, keep reading for some insight into the role of a dental assistant.
Serves as the dentist’s right hand during dental procedures. If a dentist had to carry out every task necessary during dental procedures alone, it would be awkward at best. A dental assistant prepares materials for procedures, keeps the patient’s mouth clean and suctioned, sterilizes equipment between patients, helps the dentist keep track of what is to be done, and so much more. Without dental assistants, appointments would not go very smoothly and would likely last much longer.
Works to ensure patient comfort and education. Dental assistants spend a great deal of time with patients. They explain the procedures each patient needs, provides education about oral care and aftercare instructions post-procedure, and try to ensure that each patient is as comfortable as possible during procedures. They may administer and monitor certain sedation techniques. Some dental assistants may schedule appointments and place reminder calls prior to appointments. A dental assistant is a huge part of the entire patient experience and, as such, should be able to relate to others well.
Performs a variety of preparatory procedures. From taking x-ray pictures of patients’ teeth to preparing and taking impressions, dental assistants can perform many dental procedures that do not require doctoral certification. Because dental assistants are able to carry out so many tasks, they help to ensure that the dental practice operates as efficiently as possible.
If you are interested in a dental assisting program, or any other type of health career training, contact us at PCI Health Training Center. We offer training for medical assistants, patient care technicians, dental assistants, and medical office assistants. Call (888) 595-5744 or visit our website for more information.
Last updated 1 month ago
You know that you’d like to enroll in health care training, but you’re worried about the financial aspect of continued education. After all, going back to school isn’t cheap and you’re having a hard enough time making ends meet as it is.
Don’t let a lack of financial resources hold you back from living out your career goals. Financial aid advisors are incredible resources and are there solely to help you work out the dollars and cents of health care training.
At PCI Health Training Center, our financial aid advisors can provide you with information about a host of programs for which you may be eligible. If you are overwhelmed by the application process, a financial advisor can guide you in making sure everything is in order.
Many students are able to complete health care training at little or no cost, all because a financial advisor helped them find the assistance they needed. If you are interested in learning more about financial aid for health career training, give us a call at (888) 595-5744.