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A Business Administration Degree for a Future Journalist

Morgan McLaughlinWritten by:  Morgan Mclaughlin

At this very moment, loads of high school seniors are having thoughts run around in their jam packed brains. Infused with homework, tests, projects, and social life. Well, for starters, BREATHE! It may seem all too stressful now and for some, it may take an extra year or 4 to figure out which direction you want to take. For me, it took a year and a half to finally realize what I wanted to do.

During my time off I worked at a job that was just enough for me to fulfill my “needs” (clothing, makeup, movies, or dinner with friends.) I thought to myself, “Do I want this for the rest of my life?” I couldn’t stand the thought of “just getting by.” I wanted to make something of myself. I jumped from idea to idea about what type of career I would go into, for example: a dentist, doctor, lawyer; the obvious money makers. As time flew by like a race car, I always thought “yes this will make me money, but will I be happy?” Never once did I forget about my love for fashion, though right now I may not become a designer; I discovered many other options to dive into.

Another interest I included in my musing was the fact that I absolutely and wholeheartedly am obsessed with writing. Now I didn’t want to be just a book writer (although I wouldn’t turn down that option) I wanted to stick to the fashion industry. So I started to think, why not be a journalist for a world renowned fashion magazine such as Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, or Cosmopolitan. I would get to go to fashion shows, interview designers and models, or interview celebrities about their upcoming albums or movies. It was all so exciting for me and deep down I felt a real connection to it all.

While searching around for what schools to apply to, I stumbled upon the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. At first I was going enroll in the Communications degree because it possessed everything that I wanted, but unfortunately that degree was put on hold due to low enrollments. However, I did choose to enter the Business Administration degree program. The reasons I choose this option were

  1. I didn’t want to be out of school for another 6 months to a year, and
  2. Having a business degree can’t hurt in my career path.

Just because I want to be a journalist, doesn’t mean I can’t obtain knowledge in the business aspect of my chosen career. Understanding the business side of journalism will open more doors for me throughout my career. Actually no matter what your path to your future job or career, having a business degree will be the icing on the cake.

I am now seven weeks into my first year here at P.I.T. and I absolutely love it! I am learning a lot, even though at times I get frustrated and sometimes don’t understand everything, I know I seriously try and with that, I do obtain great results. My instructors are superb and really make me excited for the class. In addition to my education success so far, when I heard about a position as a social media writer I was beyond ecstatic! To find the job I am going to school for at the age of 19…I was speechless! I’m so thankful and blessed that this happened for me.

So what I’m really trying to say to anyone who reads this post is that you should come check out P.I.T. You won’t regret it!

A Business Adminstration Degree Provides Many Opportunities

Written by:  Morgan Mclaughlin

tieFor those of you who are in the Business Administration degree program here at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology you are in luck! The reason why I say this is because everything in this world is a business, whether it is in health care, communications, fashion, graphic design or the lemonade stand on the corner of your street. You can take any direction your heart desires. Having a Business Administration degree is a great core for building your empire and will also look amazing on your resume when applying to jobs. While doing my research on what types of jobs people gravitate towards with a Business Administration degree, I found a large quantity of the word “Management.” Let’s say you want to test out finance, this is a department that manages outgoing and incoming money for a company. Some of you may consider human resources which is a career that helps manage the hiring process, personnel training, and employee benefits.

If you are the right side of the brain kind of person, which means creative and artsy, then think about a job in the fashion or art industry. Paths you can take include managing your own or someone else’s retail store, fashion marketing (managing the types of clothing and/or accessories that will sell in the specific store), and assist or consult with a store needing to become more profitable. For the art industry, you can better manage your own art career or you can become a curator in an art gallery. A curator oversees the selection and sales of the pieces displayed in a gallery. They also plan events for clients so customers can be exposed to their new creations.

As you can see, a student who completes a degree in Business Administration will always have career options. The road you choose to take is determined by what you truly enjoy and are extremely passionate about.  The quote “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” speaks nothing but the truth. Don’t work at something you do not care for or believe you may end up regretting. Instead you should take that chance at a career that empowers you and leads you to success.

If you are interested in exploring the options that a Business Administration degree can bring you, check out the information about P.I.T.’s program and then click on the “Apply Now” button to get started on your new future.

Becoming a Certified EKG Technician

IMG_9691There is a large demand in the Philadelphia area for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technicians to work in hospitals, cardiology clinics, and laboratories.  EKG technicians provide cardiac performance data to physicians.

They explain the EKG procedure, attach electrodes to the patients, and provide data to physicians for interpretation.  EKG technicians monitor the heart’s performance with the use of the EKG machine, perform EKG tests, stress tests, Holter monitoring tests, and provide data for the physician’s analysis.


The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology offers Rapid Learning Program Certificates at the Media campus for people interested in obtaining nationwide EKG technician certification. P.I.T. offers classes weekdays and weekends, days and evenings. Students can select the most convenient schedule if they are employed in other jobs.


Monitoring electrode

Monitoring electrode (Photo credit: quinn.anya)

Alternative Job Titles

Students who complete the EKG technician certificate will be able to apply for jobs such as:

  • EKG Technician
  • Electrocardiogram Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technician


Students will study:

  • EKG and cardiovascular systems
  • Human Body Systems I
  • Pharmacology and immunology


All equipment, scrubs, textbooks and lab tools are provided for people who want to learn about working with the latest EKG equipment.  Instructors are certified in EKG.

Most employers require a certification completion in EKG, as health insurance carriers provide coverage for the procedure only if it is performed by a certified EKG technician.  To that end, students prepare to take the NHA (National Healthcare Association) examination certifying them as CETs (Certified EKG Technicians).

Credits in the EKG program can be applied to an Associate Degree in Allied Health – Clinical Medical Assistant. P.I.T. also offers a Rapid Learning Program Certificate in the related field of Medical Billing and Coding.

The position of EKG technician a growing area with new diagnostic and monitoring technology entering the market, and the job outlook is promising.

P.I.T. is a non-profit accredited college offering financial assistance and career placement assistance to students at the Media campus and Center City Philadelphia site.

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