U.S. Career Institute

A distance learning institution that trains people for their careers..

BACKGROUND
The U.S. Career Institute (USCI) is a distance learning institution that trains people for careers that can either be done out of their home, or in a traditional office setting. USCI is based out of Fort Collins, Colorado, but does all of their program training online so that students never have to leave home.

Pamela Weston developed a special step-by-step training program because she wanted people to be able to have professional training and still have time to spend with their families. The original training program that Ms. Weston developed later evolved into USCI. USCI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, State of Colorado Department of Higher Education, a member of the Colorado Private School Association and a member of the Better Business Bureau. USCI offers at home training in several different areas at affordable prices and even offers payment options.

PRO

- All training done in your own home
- Training for programs only takes a few months
- Affordable training
- Various programs to choose from
- Salary estimates available for most training programs
- Try a training program for 30 days risk-free
- Program cost includes learning materials

CON
- No guarantee of job placement after completing training
- Salary estimates based on previous students voluntarily submitting information; your salary may vary
- Does not have regional accreditation; credits may not transfer to traditional university

DEGREE PROGRAMS
The following subjects are available for at-home training:
- Accounting Services
- Bookkeeping
- Child Day Care Specialist
- Fitness Trainer
- Home Inspection
- Legal Transcriptionist
- Medical Assistant
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Claims & Billing
- Medical Coding
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Office Administrator
- Paralegal/Legal Assistant
- Patient Care Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
- Veterinary Specialist
- Wedding Consulting/Event Planning

The following programs will soon be available
- Computer Essentials
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Insurance Claims Adjustor

SCHOOLS
Because this training is offered solely online and students do it at their own pace in their own home, these programs are available to anyone nationwide.

STUDENT LIFE
Student life is not a focus of USCI because all programs are offered online.

CONCLUSION
USCI offers training in several areas that face a growing demand in the coming years. If there is a career path offered on USCI that interests you, try their program for a few days to see if it’s for you. USCI is constantly updating their site with new programs. It is difficult to know just how successful students of USCI are without doing some outside research. If you are looking to join the workforce or want to advance your career, this type of training can certainly help. USCI gives you plenty of options to choose from. You might even find your dream job while completing training for it in your own home.

Common Misspellings

U.S. Carrer Institute, U.S. Career Insittute, U.S. Caerer Institutue, U.S. Career Instite, U.S. Career Institut, US Caerer Institute, U.S. Career Instute, U.S. Carer Institute, U.S. Career Institutee

Comments & Feedback
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ANTONIO ACOSTA

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I LIKE THIS PROGRAM SO IN PARALEGAL STUDIES THE ONLY THING I COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT THEY DONT REVIEW YOUR EXAMS UP TO NOW AM A 75% GPA (3)(Fs) A BBBB DDDD CC THEY SAY A 75 IS D AVERAGE I WONDER HOW MY TRANSCRIPT WILL LOOK (I GOT EXPERIENCE ON DISTANCE LEARNING PREVIOUS STUDIES AND A RATE THIS US CAREER INSTITUTE A 82%(C-) hahahaha posted Jul 3rd, 2018 9:00 pm


Hongmei Jian Roy

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I am so happy that I was approved to get massage license in Virginia couple days ago. The first thing I am thinking about is thanks 🙏 to the Massage therapy program in U.S.CareerInstitute. Thanks to the great teachers : Linda , Colleen, Gabriel, Zake . Their hard work and passion still inspire me , their teachings still trigger my curiosity to explore more , and their smile 😊 still appear in front of me from time to time. I am so luck to attend this class , and have the hornor to meet those amazing teachers. This online massage course save me lots of time and money, only $3000 including one month hand-on training . Much more cheaper than other massage programs, but still top quality teaching. All in all, many many thanks to U.s.CareerInstitute posted Jun 10th, 2018 10:03 pm


Denise

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The feedback pages after the first page do not load. posted Sep 20th, 2017 5:54 pm


Amy

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I am going to try the event planning program they offer. I have done online classes before and I can tell you from experience that you must go out and volunteer your time to gain the hands in knowledge needed. I am currently a massage therapist and I am also a spa owner. I will be blunt with y'all that want to take the online course for massage. I would NEVER hire a therapist that completed training online. You MUST take the course in person. You miss out on so much and you are cheating yourself. I know not many people will like my comments and that's ok but stop whining and complaining and go out there and make it happen. Stop blaming the school and be an adult and just DO IT!!! posted Sep 2nd, 2017 3:32 pm


Rachelle

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Coding books are outdated. Rates at which teachers return your call is very poor. Return rate of messages being responded is very poor. This school will not prepare you for the State Exam. Must take a program through AAPC, as they are the ones who prepare you for the exam. Do not attend USCI. Your job placement is also very slim to none. I am currently a coding student and wished that I would have taken the program through a college or AAPC. USCI is unprofessional, do not waste your time and money. Pay more money to go elsewhere, and actually receive the support that you require. posted Jul 24th, 2017 11:10 am


Chandra

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Waste of money. Could not get a job and never received help from them with job placement. Fulse advertisement as they advertised work from home since I had a little one this was great but upon completing the course, I could not find a job even in an office without having 5-10 years experience. posted Jun 27th, 2017 6:30 pm


Edlira

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Yes I would recommend..



I finished the Wedding & Event Planing and I just received my certificate as Wedding & Event Planing

posted Jan 22nd, 2017 1:33 pm


Kotora

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For those asking about pharmacy tech--I took a different school's program and didn't have the have the certificate of completion to take the ExCPT exam. I got a job with only the national cert (since Michigan hadn't started licensing yet), but it took me over a year and I already had a bachelors, so don't expect to go the same way I did. posted Jan 17th, 2017 4:23 pm


zaldy

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I enrolled to the Massage Therapy program and was able to finish the on line course in 5 months and traveled to Colorado for the 4 weeks of hands on. Yes you can finish the whole on line course in just 3 months but to be able to understand the whole course will truly take time. I thought that I was ready for the hands on when I got there but it was the opposite. One word of advise do not take this course lightly because it is a tough one but it will be worth it in the end. I was able to pass my MBLEX exam in just one try and is currently in the process of getting my state license. To those people who gave this course a bad review sorry but this is not the profession for you. If you're just thinking of the monetary benefit then better think twice. You need passion and commitment. I love being a massage therapist and will be till I drop. Kuddos to my instructors. Thanks for all the help because without you guys I won't be a legit massage therapist. Miss you guys! posted Dec 8th, 2016 8:10 pm


Ashley

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Does anyone know any thimg about the Pharmacy Tech program approved in texas in did anyone took this course think about enrolling posted May 11th, 2016 12:14 am


Ginger

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Has anyone completed the Medical Billing and Coding courses from here, and have they had any issues getting a job .... do they accept this sort of certificate? Very interested and wanted to make sure my money and time are not wasted....just to find out i have to enroll into another college and take the course and OTHER subjects, i dont need.



Thank you in advance!!! : ) posted May 10th, 2016 6:07 am


kelly moore

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waste of money, couldn't get a job without experience or working with the equipment in a dental office. can not use. posted Mar 1st, 2016 8:31 pm


Jim

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Anyone have information about the Pharmacy tech program if its good? thinking of enrolling posted Sep 2nd, 2015 8:17 pm


Susan

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I wanted to know if anyone has taken the insurance claims adjuster course. Does the insurance claims adjuster course prepare you to take the insurance state exam in Texas. posted Apr 29th, 2015 3:33 am


romes

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Any certificates good in California mainly the pharmacy tech one!?? posted Aug 12th, 2014 9:41 am


ann

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after dropping out of a local massage school , the tuition was 10k I decided to take the massage therapy course and I knew that to finish with certificate I had to go to CO for hands on hours, but in less then 5 days I was able to finish 75% of the course before my first payment was ever made, dont WASTE your time or money on this school at least not for massage therapy. I would rather pay the 10 grand and go to a traditional school. posted Mar 16th, 2014 11:46 am


sandy

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can anyonetell me anything on the medical transcription program posted Feb 21st, 2014 7:23 pm


Anette

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I called a local vet office about online schools and they said they would not hire anyone from an onlne school. I am wondering if this would apply to other programs such as Pharmacy Techniian. posted Feb 20th, 2014 8:19 pm


raman

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Can anyone tell me.....if any one got job in medical coding/billing and working from home.... thank you posted Nov 13th, 2013 5:25 am


erica

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does anyone know if Certified personal trainer & Nutrional specialist worth taking at USCI ?? posted Sep 27th, 2013 7:59 pm


Mike Alexander

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I took their Medical Assistant program, before I decided to apply for nursing school. Their MA program was pretty intense, and very helpful. Glad I did it. They also mailed my certificate before completing my tuition, so that was another plus. I'm currently enrolled in there Paralegal program. I took a 3 month break; however, I only have 2 more courses left. Also, look into Penn Foster, and Ashworth career school. Both are pretty good as well, but I think US is better because of their customer service. Good Luck! posted Sep 16th, 2013 6:44 pm


Jai C

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I am a current student enrolled in the animal care/vet assistant program, I am close to completion and have already gotten a job in my field. The material was interesting and challenging and they are always there to help when you need it. I usually don't comment on products/services but I feel very strongly about promoting this because it has had such a big impact on my life! I really truly would recommend to anyone looking to further their education. posted Sep 6th, 2013 3:27 pm


Nicki

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I've been thinking about the massage therapy program, the course outline sounds great but i'm from Illinois and wanting to know if anyone else has traveled to colorado to finish the last 4 week hands on training and if you are currently an employeed massage therapist posted Jul 27th, 2013 2:52 pm


Pamela richisonho

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I just finished a medical coding specialist course through uscareerinstituted posted Jul 21st, 2013 1:45 pm


Robert

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I had tooken the class for us career insitite back in March and its a good school! posted Jul 4th, 2013 2:04 am


Taylor

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Im currently enrolled posted Jun 19th, 2013 4:41 pm


Adrienne

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I love USCI. I just finished the Vet asst course. I have learned so much, I was quite surprised! I am now currently job hunting, and I am confident that what I have learned will get me where I want to go. Thanks USCI! posted Mar 19th, 2012 5:28 pm


Charles

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I am currently enrolled in the Medical Claims and Billing Specialist program. I am on the last chapter of study, so I am now studying for the final exam....This course from start to finish is very professional. I know the information I am being taught is up to date and precise as I have friends working in this field and they have said the course of study was excellent. I am a mid life 51 year old gentleman who is making a huge career change and I am confident with the professionalism I harbor within and the training of this course that I will be working from home. Everyone I've had contact with at USCI has been very nice, professional and above all, HELPFUL! I have decided to take the Medical Coding class next.......I'M ON MY WAY! Thank you USCI! posted Mar 15th, 2012 9:53 pm


Jen

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I am wanting to enroll in the Medical Assistant Program. Has anyone experience with that program? Which MT program are you referencing. They offer 2 with the initials MT. I just want to make sure I am making the right choices posted Feb 29th, 2012 6:04 pm


Shel D.

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Does anyone know if the pharmacy technician diploma is a state-approved technician program in Ohio? posted Jan 22nd, 2012 1:46 am


Tiffany

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I have started on the criminal justice one . I have a couple questions if anyone can answer then. I was wondering when the 2nd pack will ship ,like do I have to let then know I'm ready for it? And they sent assignment envolopes but I did not see and assignments in pack 1 only the quizzes . Is there not assignments for the first pack? posted Jan 21st, 2012 8:26 pm


Michelle

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I have been trying to research information on the Medical Coding/Billing program offered at USCI. I just have one thing to say about the majority of the negative reviews I've read thus far....... Most of you who claim it's the school's fault that you can't get a job, cannot spell, or put a grammatically correct sentence together for sh*t!!!! It's disgusting to think that you would pay for a degree program which requires impeccable written & verbal skills, then blame the school because you can't spell!! posted Jan 20th, 2012 9:57 pm


Kristina

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I graduated from there with the MT program it is not stated in the contract that you sign or do they tell you when they are signing you up that you have to travel to CO for 4 weeks to take a class in order to get your degree all on your own expense. DO NOT TAKE THE MT PROGRAM AT USCI posted Jan 13th, 2012 1:45 am


rosie

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i want to enroll in pharmacy tech but just wondering if the certificate is any good in california(merced)i tryed calling but there on vacation any info will help



thanks and good luck with your careers!! posted Dec 28th, 2011 7:25 am


liz

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I am considering the paralegal course. I've always wanted to do this and I don't see it possible to atend classes at a local school seeing as life hasn't handed me the best lemons. I barely make it now and don't see how things could go any worse by getting some sort of education under my belt. I feel like either way, I have to pass tests and the school is accredited. I feel like this should be what matters to an employer, as well as attitude and personality, and dedication is a must if you do online schooling...right? Wouldn't they see this? I've heard from many that things you learn in school help, but on the job training is where your education becomes a career. As for me, I know one person who did the paralegal course through USCI, although she already was employed when attending. She is now going to UMSL for criminal justice and is doing wonderful. For me, and hopefully for many of you, I think research is something that should be highly sought after. I just talked to a lady at Kaplan and found out I can get my associates in a year and a half and they have high ratings. So people, get out there, talk to people, and do it! Talk to paralegals and potential employers as well as students and get their view on things as well. I hope this helps, as it has helped me just sitting here and processing these things in my head. Good luck, everyone! posted Dec 16th, 2011 7:36 pm


kelly

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I just enrolled in the dental assisitng. i read all the reviews and i read all the agreements unlike half of these people. I know im not guareented a job or a degree. That's why you read the fine print. I took dental before, its exactly what I learned in class. The font is for a 5th grader though. posted Dec 10th, 2011 12:00 am


ALYSSA

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IM INTERESTED IN THE VETERINARY SPECIALIST PROGRAM, DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF ITS ANY GOOD? posted Dec 5th, 2011 4:52 am


Troy Graham

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I graduated from USCI's Criminal Justice program early in 2010. The course material was very accurate and up to date. They sent my certificate to me as soon as I completed the course, and still allowed me to make monthly payments until the account was paid in full. This institution definitely has my recomendation! posted Oct 30th, 2011 10:05 pm


christy

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i am wanting to take the Medical Specialties Degree thru USCI.has anyone taken this degree and graduate can give me some insight on it thi program. andy info you may have i would be grateful. thank you and god bless posted Aug 22nd, 2011 11:23 pm


Jennifer

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I am thinking of taking massage therapy program there and since you actually have to travel there and spend 4 weeks doing clinicals I am wondering if anyone else has done this? There isn't a school within 3 hours of where I live that teaches massage therapy. posted Jul 19th, 2011 12:02 pm


Kevin

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USCI is great! i am currently enrolled in the fitness trainer course and let me tell you that the material is not outdated. any questions that i have the student call center is always available, even if i choose for someone to call me back they do.The instructors are great and they give you awesome support. Submitted assingments whether mailed or submitted online are graded and returned to you within days with an actual personal hand written note by the instructor who graded your assingment. The feeling of accomplishment is always felt after speaking with your instructor. What more can i say about USCI, i am 12 lessons (half way thru) away from my dream career. Thank you in advance USCI.



"Be dedicated in all you do my son, and no one will forget your name"



Jackson Lee Baker- My Dad posted May 25th, 2011 7:54 pm


hellokittieyez

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I am looking into doing the Pharmacy Technician Program...does anyone know the in's and out's of USCI. From what I have heard from them on the telephone it sounds good hopefully it is what they claim it to be. Anyone that has answers to this please let me know.





Thank you in advance posted Apr 19th, 2011 9:21 pm


Annie

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Out of all the reviews, there was only one regarding USCI Fitness/Nutrition course. Is there anyone else who has completed this course and is currently using their certification in that field?? posted Apr 14th, 2011 7:14 pm


Toni Grider

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i work in ore registration at hopsitla now .

Very interested posted Apr 11th, 2011 11:33 am


Trail Momma

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Im looking to see if anyone has info/advice about taking the Pharmacy Technician program? posted Apr 4th, 2011 4:50 pm


nate

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sara you have to be state certified to be a medical coder and biller no one will hire you today unless you are. so it Dosent matter what school you go to you still have to take the state test in order to get a job thats a fact. posted Feb 14th, 2011 11:57 am


Cherie Tillman

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I love USCI! The are kind and have worked with the last two years. I have taken the Paralegal course and tha Criminal Justice Specialist course. Both courses have allowed me to gain knowlege about the leagal field. Since I work and have kids, this was the best school for me. I always wanted to be a paralegal and perhaps a lawyer some time soon. Online educations allows older and mature students to reach their goal of an education. By me taking a course, I able to learn and teach my kids that going to college and futher education through schools like USCI can carry you a long way in life. posted Feb 14th, 2011 11:06 am


Samantha

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I literally just finished the wedding and event planning course and I think its fab. They are all so nice and helpful when I call for help or I want to get an update on my work. They are organized and quick to respond if for whatever reason I email instead of call. However, I don't need a certification to be a wedding and event planner (though ill still get one) I mainly took the course for the information and it was a very cheap rate. USCI has been very good for me but that may just be because I'm not 100% relying on being certified because it really doesn't matter if I am or not since it's not necessary and I'm running a home based business. I too got incentive coupons for the $5 per test you pass and there was both a start and end date.. i received the full $50.. the only reason I can think that someone wouldn't get it is because you also submit some quizzes online and those you do not get the coupon in the mail for..? hope that helps. posted Feb 11th, 2011 12:26 pm


Victoria

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I love USCI I think its the absolute best thing for anyone that has a busy schedule. The veterinary assistant program is outstanding and when you call they answer politly and take there time to make sure you are okay and that you understand everything. I love that theyve called twice to tell me how well im doing with the program and that my shipment should be arriving and whenever I need anything if i cant get ahold of them I send an email and they call or email me back asap. I never thought I would be able to get my certification and now im able to and its been such a wondrful experience I think Im going to take another course through them. posted Feb 10th, 2011 1:10 pm


sherry

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This place has false advertisement, they tell you that things are included; such as manuals and after you enroll, they tell you to pay additional money, do not use them..........pay the extra for better customer service. posted Jan 24th, 2011 5:50 pm


laya

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i've finished medical billing course, recieved my certificate but unfortunatly no company wants to hire from online school.

and then school sent s you $5 cupons for having good grades which u can collect and send them back at the end of course and after ur done with payments so they can send you a check on the cupons u've earned. I've collected cupons for $30 and they told me that i didn't do my homework on time. w/t? why did u send me the cupons then? my advise after recieving my certificate plz plz plz do not inroll. Go to your local school take classes in evenings or what ever works for u. But this is a SCAM their certificate is useless you will waste your money and will not find a job. I've been applying for jobs for 3 years and no luck!! I wasted so much money on it and feel so angry. Do not repeat my mistake!!!!!!!!!!!!!! posted Jan 19th, 2011 5:58 pm


Stacy

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To anyone listening to Kera's advice...Do your research. In AZ and many other states, it doesn't matter where you take the class, it MATTERS if the employer requires you to be CERTIFIED, and if they do, you have to pass testing, administered by the State.

The better the instruction, the easier time you will have on the testing. If you PASS the State Test for Certification, THEN AND ONLY THEN ARE YOU A CERTIFIED CODER.



Hope this helps. posted Jan 17th, 2011 3:36 pm


Fe Fe

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I most definately will be enrolling..can't let other people's bad experiences or choices interfere with what I'm going to do. This school is listed as an accredited school with the Department of Education so its not a scam. This is a non traditional school with non traditional methods i.e the payment option..How could you possibly feel like you should get your certificate or any thing you havn't payed for yet...THIS IS NOT A LOAN..EVERY THING IS NOT A SCAM just because it did't go your way or u have to work harder for it. People get it together! posted Dec 25th, 2010 7:06 pm


Marilee Morrow

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I am currently in the medical coding specialist course and getting it done (hopefully, since it's paid for) and am interested in the medical assistant program since my local community college doesn't have it, I too am concerned about the clinical experience and was wondering if taking a phlebotomy course at the community college or CPR/first aid etc would help, although these would be several hundred dollars it still would be cheaper than paying thousands for a MA program at a regular college. posted Dec 5th, 2010 12:33 pm


Brandy

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I just finished the Medical Transcription course, and for all of the people who say this is a scam, let me assure you that it's not. If it was a scam, they would not have numerous numbers for you to call and talk to real people, they would not send you info and all of your supplies and they would not deal with the military in which they totally support and help. And as far as getting your certification BEFORE you finish paying....WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would give anyone a certification when they are NOT DONE with the course? I mean, really people! I have been totally satisfied with them. posted Nov 19th, 2010 8:29 pm


rosa

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I am thinking about enrolling in usci, I had thought about doing the medical billing or transcriptionist program but in my local community technical College the closest thing to that is the medical assistant. But I've heard that in order 2 get a job in medical assisting you have 2 have clinical experience how can I get that experience if I decide 2 enroll with usci? & will my hours and certificate from usci be transferable 2 my local college, if I decide later down the road 2 go for my associates? Please help. Also I had thought about the paralegal since this is also offered here in community college but they require an internship, which ever i end up choosing and enrolling I do want 2 get my associates. So whether the credits are transferable is important. Would greatly appreciate a sincere response about usci and 2 my questions. Thank you posted Nov 18th, 2010 5:06 pm


John Green

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I am completing the Personal Fitness Trainer course. I must say the material is sent and delievered quick and the content is very accurate. I am a RN for 10 years and have a strong backround and can say the content is professional and accurate. I am so far very pleased. I also receive the mail in tests back correctly in a timely manor. posted Nov 4th, 2010 2:23 am


Lexi

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Dear Kera: I have spent a week now looking to USCI...making sure it is accredited and what not. I have seen your post on two other sites..and I have to say it makes me laugh...first not to be rude but I need to ask...can you read? or do you bother to read before signing a contract, because in their contract it states that you will not receive your certificate until after you finish paying them. Second depending on the program you picked their are going to be different certifications/tests you have to take for each state. (Example: Moved from AZ to WA in AZ I was a pharmacy tech. No schooling just passed my national certification. In WA. I have to have 520 hours on the job training and pass a accredited tech program along with other things) So that being said before you enroll/ sign a contract/ pay for schooling do all your research. Also your story has changed...because before you were on hold for "12 minutes..no joke 12 minutes!" and now on this site its magically changed to 8 minutes lol... I really do hope you read this.... posted Oct 11th, 2010 7:19 pm


Jessica

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I've been hearing both good and bad comments on USCI but nothing on the criminal justice certificate, anybody know anything about it? If its good or not? posted Aug 24th, 2010 4:54 pm


Evelyn

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Hello. I did a lot of research on them. First of all no one will hire you if you do not have any clinical experience. I did Medical Assistant with them. I got my certification with them. I see that a lot people have been doing medical billing and coding. For those doing that is fine, because there are not any clinical requirements. Now for those doing anything that should have clinical I would advice you calling a local doctor office and ask them if you could come in and do some clinical in their office. Most of the time they will allow you, because your doing the work for free. On the other hand if your someone that has no prior medial experience I would not do the program online as for MA. Because you have to know what you are doing.



As for testing to be able to work in your state. Check your states local listing jobs and see what kind of certification is accepted.


I had called both of these testing sites and they both accept US CAREER INSTITUTE .



Also, I had received a booklet from NCCT, for testing review and a sample test questions and exercises. Very helpful. I am almost done reviewing and ready for my state exam. However I am pushing my education a bit father as I just got into a LPN program at a local school.



I hope my information was helpful to you. And good luck to you all. posted Aug 14th, 2010 9:24 am


lynn

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I see the accreditation process can be a serious concern. I do like Ryan's comment regarding the Government's backing of their programs.



I am interested in the medical assisting program and my Very big concern is - how do you learn to draw blood? if you on taking an online course - I feel the practicum is not there; therefore, I will not be able to find a job. I do have medical office experience but want to learn the "aid" side of the medical field. Does anyone know how the practicum is handled? Thank you

posted Jul 26th, 2010 8:40 pm


Ally

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I don't get the negative reviews for this school. I completed the Paralegal program as I always wanted to break into the legal field. The course was easy and I loved it! I did read in the agreement that you will have to pay all your tuition before they release your certificate which should be a no brainer for most people but I guess there are a few who don't know how to read before comitting. I am now happily working in a law firm and couldn't give greater reviews to USCI!



For the poster that said he couldn't find a job since graduation. Well they tell you up front that there is no guaranteed job placement. Given the current economic times, there are people with Bacherlor's degrees from traditional schools that can't even get a job so keep trying. posted Jul 22nd, 2010 10:21 pm


Stacey

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I am taking medical billing and claims specialist course and I am enjoying it very much. The step by step process that they teach us with is amazing. Any time I've needed any help with anything at all, all I had to do was call the school or email cheryl (my instructor) and they would help me in each and every way possible. They were all very nice and professional. They're accredited by the state of Colorado, and the distance education learning thing (whatever it's called). I've never been able to learn this easy before, so far I recommend it, but I'm still not so sure about whether or not i'll be able to work as a billing and claims specialist when i complete the course. A lady that works in the profession told me that they normally only hire people in that department with experience, but they'll still hire you just as a receptionist or something so that you can work your way up after getting some real life experience under your belt. I'm not sure if this is true of other offices or hospitals, I haven't talked to anyone else, but I will look into it some more, and get back with ya'll. posted Jul 16th, 2010 5:31 pm


AnneMarie

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I was enrolled in the Wedding and Event planning course...the course is so repetitive and outdated that I feel it is a waste of my time and money. I have way more experience that is more helpful than getting this certificate. I wish I never signed up with them. They are rude when you call and don't care about the students.

Don't do it!! Go to a community college if anything....at least there you will be sure to get all the help you need as well as your certificate on time and you will get a course that is up to date and not stuck back in the 70's!! USCI FAIL!! posted Jul 13th, 2010 12:55 am


Sarah

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Since medical coders stay at home, is it easier to get hired, I'm thinking about medical coding,

And what Does " not have regional accreditation; credits may not transfer to traditional university" mean? Is this is real program...like if I went to an interview or something and they search US career..and certificate etc...will it be approved...like is this LEGIT! HELP ME! I NEED TO KNOW! Has anyone graduated from medical coding yet? and did you get a job fast? Is there other schools that have the same programs? what are the other schools called...can anyone recommend one to me..or is US career legit?

posted Jul 1st, 2010 3:10 pm


Mandy

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Hello, I am interested in enrolling in the personal trainer program. I already have a job at a club being a trainer. Has anyone completed the fitness program? What can you tell me about it??? posted Jun 29th, 2010 4:39 pm


Jeff

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I have been checking usci website out for days. I talked to them today.I am checking there reviews.I am thinking about the medical coding program.The girl told me to look up the NHA about certification.She said the course contains everything you need to pass the exam..I found the nha website at nhanow.com if anyone is interested in checking it out.Sounds like some people haven't found jobs or ended up being the secretary for what they expected to be.Maybe the bookkeeping program would be better.I think in accounting you could end up doing anything to do with bookkeeping.Might not be as frustrating as medical coding.I am still thinking. posted Jun 15th, 2010 5:14 pm


Kera

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All the information they don't tell you before you pay...



I was going to be able to complete my course online and recieve my certification, as the brochure and the advisor explained to me...I recieved all of my books and courses on time, My instructor was super helpful...Everything was great until i finished the course.



It took me 18 emails, 33 phone calls, and a threat to stop payment just for them to send me a certificate in the mail. Once I recieved the certificate I saw that there was no certification number. Once again the telephone tag game started. After another 7 calls I was told that they only give you the course information and that's good enough for you to go somewhere else to actually become certified in your chosen trade. When I asked why that wasn't explained to me before I signed up, Elizabeth told me that I wasn't told because I didn't ask...Then I asked her why the brochures say that US Career Institute offers Certification, when they really don't...then Elizabeth put me on hold for about 8 minutes, she gave me a website and 800 number to a place I could call to get an actual certification, then proceeded to rush me off the phone.



US Career Institute purposefully omitts information then blames the students for not asking before they signed up. Once they recieve most of the payments for your course they stop being nice and helpful, and they don't certify students like their brochures and websites say they do... posted Jun 10th, 2010 6:48 pm


Lorraine Lukes

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I want to try the medical coding program-am I going to get

enough training in coding to work in a hospital or clinic or

at least start out. posted Jun 7th, 2010 8:29 am


mounya zbidi

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I graduated in medical claims and billing specialist three years ago. I've been treying so many times to look for a job; without finding any things. please for those who haven't start ;look for something else posted Jun 2nd, 2010 5:09 pm


Lau

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I want to go to school for the vet asst. program can anyone tell me if it is good. posted May 13th, 2010 7:40 pm


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do not do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! posted Apr 24th, 2010 4:13 pm


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scam.......... posted Apr 24th, 2010 3:55 pm


Valerie

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I am currently enrolled in Medical Coding with USCI and so far am very pleased. The materials do arrive on time. I get personal calls from the school, commending me on my grades and reminding me that the instructors are there for me in case I have any questions. The course price is reasonable and I have confidence by what I have seen so far, that I will be able to take and pass the CPC exam when I finish the course. I have worked in the medical field and coded in a specialty practice for 20 years already, but I need more training and working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology in order to pass the exam. US Career Institute is helping gain the knowledge I need. I highly recommend them. posted Apr 23rd, 2010 7:39 pm


Ashley

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I have been studying the medical transcription course for several years now. Why has it taken so long? Because I am a mom of a toddler who has cancer. The school has been so great about letting me take my time, I have had 4 surgeries in 3 years and they have let me do what I need to do, sending in quizes as I can, finishing assignments as I can... I really like the course and I really like the support. When I have a question about supplies or things I need to use to complete the course, I just call and they call back and answer. I has been really great. Can't wait to complete it and be ready to work when I am well. posted Apr 19th, 2010 1:51 pm


Julia

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Ask every question about your course & read your contract. But they checked out with the BBB & I just enrolled with them, they are affordable & you are able to get employment using the classes, I have already had employers interested. posted Mar 24th, 2010 7:18 pm


Deanna

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Ive been working on the Dental Assisting Certificate..Being a new mom and military wife this has been ideal for me and was all paid by the military. I wish there was more hands on experience but you dont get that with an online course. So i broadened my horizon and have been observing at local Dentist offices to get that experience before I look for an actual job!! posted Mar 23rd, 2010 12:29 pm


David

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100% accredited affordable and fair. No problems on my end.



I see some people saying the payments are problems but I don't see where they tried to make arrangments. If you need help ask and they will assist. I fully like and support the school! posted Mar 17th, 2010 6:21 pm


Jill

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I just started the medical claims and billing specialist program at USCI and so far it is easy. The main thing I'm worried about is, when potential employers see my certificate of completion at USCI, is it acceptable to them? How do you prove you're good at medical claims and billing with no experience, just knowledge? Hands on experience helps me be more confident at what I do. And they said they would help you with job placement afterwards, but I just read that one of the cons is "no guaranteed of job placement after completing training." Am I just being paranoid? posted Mar 17th, 2010 12:59 pm


Keisha Hunt

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I LOVE US CAREER INSTITUTE!!!!! I am pretty close to finishing my Legal Transcription course through them!!! I am 100% satisfied! I would recommend them to anyone! the course is put in very easy to understand format! It really has been a blessing to me! No, it hasn't always been easy, but then again sometimes you have to work at things that are worthwhile! I really must say it seems to really prepare you for your career!! I'm looking forward to completing my course and starting a job search! posted Mar 16th, 2010 10:13 pm


Rena

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I hesitated about US Career but when I did give it a try it was awesome. I finished "OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR" in 2006, then started "MEDICAL CLAIMS AND BILLING". This got me a good job but then had to relocated. Decided to chill for awhile then they started the degree programs (alittle pricy ) but I think its worth it. I enrolled in "HEALTH CARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT"... Halfway through the course and still loving it... posted Feb 23rd, 2010 5:02 pm


Ryan

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sounds like to me most people have issues with the school do to money problems. Just keep up with your payments... I am currently enrolled with US Career Inst. and their sister school Westin University. As a disabled vet I looked into VA feedback. For an online program, the VA (US Government) is whilling to back them by excepting this as a degree outlook program and pay them for my education than I think that it is excepted as accredited education. It has been good to me thus far. As far as the complaintsI have heard... it has all been money issues; thus, I retort to 'pay your bills and keep them up to date and you you won't have any issues. posted Feb 22nd, 2010 4:20 pm


Betty

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I an very interested in the short term training program in medical claims billing. I am currently employed, but need additional income and hopefully if I can get this training and find physicians to work with I can become my own employer, I have completed a traditonal classroom training program in medical billing and coding, however I don't feel I have gained the skills I need to be confident in obtaining employment. I want to pursue a training program that is serious about training individuals for success. If I can feel confindent in the information I received, I am sure I can land suitable employment. Just like a Bachelor's or Master's degree if you can't apply the knowledge you have gained, chances of getting a stable job maybe slim. I don't want to waste time with scams or gimmicks either. I hope to contact a representative via phone to assist me with my concerns. The program sounds like it could be a winner. posted Feb 20th, 2010 6:58 pm


humarock

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I too reviewed and weighed USCI and this a.m. signed up for the Medical Assistant Certificate Program, after all the research, they are economical and I have seen the certifcations in my Dentists office, even the funeral directors office this month when my Mom passed on and we where there!

After signing up, you log in, there are already 2 lessons there to start with, finished them in about 4 hours and the quizzes are online too, only a few you take and mail in. I am soo excited to get the rest of the package so I can get going. I HATE my current job and have ALWAYS envied people in the medical field. I have already been in touch with my local hospital and filled out an application there and let them know what I am doing and trying to get some entry level work there already while I'm taking the course. I will log in and let you know how I am making out! And it is GREAT, easy materials, great quizzing, practise quizzes and to the point (if I went to a class enviroment, I usually get mezzmerized by the teacher and doze off...LOL)...YEAH posted Feb 18th, 2010 2:13 pm


Angel

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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.. DONT DO THIS!!

I FINISH MY MEDICAL BILLING CERTIFICATION 2 YEARS AGO AND UNTILL NOW NO DR. HOSPITAL OR CLINIC WILL HIRE MI HAS A BILLER. THIS WAS A WAST OF MONEY, TIME, AND DREAMS... I FEEL UNTIL NOW VERY DISAPPOINTED. posted Feb 16th, 2010 4:06 pm


sammyC

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I am also interested in an online school but dont want to be scammed, US institute sounds great but has anyone taked the dental assistant program...If so, Is it worth it? posted Feb 10th, 2010 10:51 am


Barbara

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I am looking into us career institute also.I would like to take there pt care tech. I called them regarding the hands on training that is necessary for state to alllow you to test and basically I was told I was on my own in that area.That I would need to do research on where I could do my clinicals This really concerns me,anybody out there with some direction on this. posted Jan 20th, 2010 1:36 pm


Susan

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I want to enroll in the Veterinary Specialist course. Has anyone else actually checked out how companies recognize the US Career Institute certificates? It all looks good, but it only counts if an employer recognizes and values the certification.

????? posted Jan 17th, 2010 1:49 pm


plum

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just enrolled in US Career Institute Paralegal program. So far the material is clear and easy to follow. The price is reasonable. Material does seem a bit outdated. Will post more as I progress. posted Jan 8th, 2010 9:19 am


Ernie

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I would like to know Pharmacy Tech is course that will get a job out there, when finish program, and if it good or legimate, please comment, posted Dec 29th, 2009 6:23 pm


namita

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i am interested in the bookkeeping pgrm but it looks too good. i am hesitant, not much money at stake, still thinking about it. just wondering if anyone found a job after taking this course or any freelance bookkeepers??? posted Dec 27th, 2009 11:08 am


lynn

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I'm currently taking the Paralegal course, and I am very satisfied with the experience so far (I'm about 80% through the course). I work full-time, plus two part-time jobs and a child at home, so this is a good fit! Don't hesitate - just go do it! posted Dec 12th, 2009 3:18 pm


Ann

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I am a mother of five. I really want to take the medical assistant program but is a nervous reck. I dnt want to waste time if this is not a good online school that is not accred. and accepted by medical facilities. If anyone has finished this program please let me know what your experience was like and if you've had any problems finding work. posted Dec 8th, 2009 8:57 am


Lourdes Higdon

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So Far so good. All the courses i am taking online, due to the fact that i am in the military and deployed alot, my husband is also taken the same courses as i am and the same text and he goes to a college, with teachers. I think it's good deal. posted Nov 30th, 2009 11:05 pm


princess

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I have just enrolled in the Medical Assisting program, I should receive material in 3-5 days, I will post a follow up on this course!! I hope the course will be as easy to follow as it's described!!! posted Nov 17th, 2009 2:47 pm


Dawn

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Started this course in '93. Was impressed then - would like to start all over again.

I enjoyed it. posted Nov 9th, 2009 12:09 am


Charmarie

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I have been doing some research on different online schools. I almost got into Penn Foster until i looked at the reviews NOT GOOD there! Then i found us career institute so far it sounds great. They sent me info in the mail, Looking into Medical Transcription. Anyone that is doing this course now can i have some feed back or if you have finished the course, how do you get clients so you can work from home. Anything like this worries me. posted Nov 8th, 2009 7:17 pm


bianca

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I am also considering this school but its hard with online colleges because some are good and some arent. I am interested in the Human resources program. Victor i read your comment, any advice? posted Nov 5th, 2009 7:26 pm


janet

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Please dont join this school, they are fake and they dont stick to the agreement, if there is a gap of 1 MONTH IN YOUR PAYMENT ITS SENT TO THE COLLECTION AGENCY AND U ARE TOLD TO PAY THE FULL AMOUNT. THIS SCHOOL IS A FAKE SCHOOL DONT JOIN AND WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME posted Nov 4th, 2009 12:08 pm


Rachael

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Is anyone taking the Distance learning course for Pharmacy Tech?? If you are could you please give me some feedback. I am interested in taking the course but no sure if its a legit program. posted Nov 1st, 2009 2:14 am


Heather

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I am currently enrolled in the Wedding and Event Planning certificate program. I absolutely love it. this program is what i have been looking for; an online school which i can study at my own pace, Easy to follow step by step turtorials, any materials you need to even start your own business, and help it always there if you need it. It is very affordable and a great distance learning school. i highly recomend it. of course there is no "Job placement gaurentee", but now-days does that really exsist anyway, it all depends on how hard you work, just like anything you do. i am glad i made the decision to take this course from US Career Ins. posted Oct 22nd, 2009 9:07 am


Amy

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I am enrolled in the claims and billing course. I really like it. It is step by step!! Which is what I need. The only regret I have is that I should have enrolled in human resources course. But either way, I am glad I went with usci. posted Oct 12th, 2009 8:14 am


Victor

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After much research for distance learning schools on the web, I came across US Career institute. I read some negative reviews and positive ones; however I followed my gut feeling and enrolled with them. Currently I am taking Human resources, business management. Let me tell you, this is a great school and instructors are very helpful, enthusiastic and they motivate you. The course materials are written in easy understanding format and I’m just having a blast studying. It’s really fun and enjoyable not to mention the tuition is very affordable comparing to other schools. They are very efficient by checking and grading the assignments. To this day I had no problems what so ever from the school staff. They are friendly and understanding. If you are thinking of taking distance learning, this is the school to go with. I can go on and on about all the positive things about this particular school. My experience has been nothing but positive and I can’t wait to get my degree. Just do it, dont wait. By the way Iam 41 year old male persuing to get a degree for a new career. Dam it I should have done this long time ago. Well its never too late. posted Oct 7th, 2009 12:20 pm


Linda H

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I am recently unemployed and have taken advantage of this time at home to take care of myself and my family after 35 years in the workforce. I am interested in Medical Transcriptionist. My question is; How do you find clients for this job? posted Oct 1st, 2009 2:17 pm


Sarah

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I'm looking into U.S. Career Institute but wasn't sure if it's a scam. It sounds like it's too good to be true but so far I have only heard good things about it. I will probably enroll in the courses to be a Medical Billing Specialist but I am just wondering if anyone has finished received this certificat and if they were able to find a job? Thanks. posted Sep 26th, 2009 12:53 pm


silvia

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I am attending US career Institute and i have to say that there medical billing course has been good to me ! I have learned so much and cant wait to finish.They encourage you by letters to your home and you really get to take your time. I love it ! I have recommended it to all my friends. posted Aug 11th, 2009 7:25 pm


david bryant

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so far it is good. you can make 12 paymnts of 49$ or you can pay 549 in one lump sum. the course im studyin is fitness trainer im half way done with the courses and i must say im learning and already incorporating it in my life. usci is a good choice. im looking to pursue a commercial establishment like golds or 24 hour fitness once im done. posted Aug 4th, 2009 10:59 am


Dana

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I am also looking into this school for the Medical Billing course. I was comparing it to the course from Allied. One thing I found out for sure is that, USCI was given an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and Allied wasn't even recognized by the BBB! posted Jul 17th, 2009 1:44 pm


rebecca

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I was wanting to do an online course to become a vet tech. a regular college doesn't seem appealing to me, traveling, class times, other classmates.. i would just love to be able to do it at home on my own time. I was seriously considering Penn Foster but after researching some more have found several complaints and found U.S. Career Institute instead. I'm now looking into this and seeing good reviews from other users! I will probably be enrolling soon! Wish me luck! (: posted Jul 8th, 2009 10:19 am


Nicole Osbourn

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I would really like to know how I can find out about this school if they could send me some information posted Apr 10th, 2009 2:06 pm


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melissa

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I am finishing the accounting course. The classwork spells out exactly what you need to do, and if you follow in teh books as instructed, the tests are very simple. I have a full time job and 3 children at home. This is the only way I would be able to return to school.



GREAT SCHOOL! AND AFFORDABLE PAYMENTS! posted Apr 6th, 2009 9:01 am


emilee

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this sounds like just what i need to get a degree since i have 3 kids and stay home with them. posted Feb 10th, 2009 1:31 pm



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