How Veterans and Military Members Found Careers at UPMC

At UPMC, we are dedicated to helping veterans and military members find rewarding and meaningful civilian careers.

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Mind and Body: How Behavioral Health Nurses Care for the Whole Person

Learn from our Behavioral Health nurses about why they chose this field and how they’re working to combat the stigmas that exist around mental health.

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Training in Excellence & Innovation: UPMC’s ITR Program

ITR participants share how they've networked with high-level executives, given back to our communities, received guidance from mentors, and built lasting connections within UPMC.

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An Inside Look at UPMC Imaging Services

From assessing broken bones to monitoring progress during pregnancy, UPMC Imaging Services plays a key role in making Life Changing Medicine happen.

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Smiling Through Life: María ‪Cecilia’s Story

María ‪Cecilia advocates for the diverse populations UPMC serves—and she always does this work with a smile.

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Building Confidence through the Student Nurse Internship

Ever wonder what it's like to be a student nurse intern at UPMC? Our most recent class of interns are here to share what they learned and what future SNIs can expect.

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My Nursing Career Ladder: How UPMC Supports Every Career Stage

A new nurse, an emerging nursing leader, and a seasoned mentor nurse from UPMC's North Central Pa. region share how they’re making the most of their career at UPMC!

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Shaping Leaders of the Future: UPMC’s Finance Management Rotational Program

Get to know a current member of the Finance Management Rotational Program and two former FMRs who have continued in their careers at UPMC!

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How Matt B. Brings His Whole Self to Work

As the Program Manager for Disability Accommodations, Matt B. gets to make a real impact AND bring his whole self to work, too.

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Building a Life Changing Workforce: Inside Recruitment at UPMC

With over 100 recruiters, our Talent Acquisition helps power our workforce by sourcing, recruiting, and hiring employees for jobs all over UPMC. 4 recruiters share why they chose this job!

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Caring from Anywhere: Q & A with a Service Coordinator

A career as a Service Coordinator combines the flexibility of remote work with the reward of building relationships with coworkers and patients. Hear why Kristin R. thrives in this role!

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How Eva W. Grows, Excels, and Thrives at UPMC Hamot

Eva W., a nurse at UPMC Hamot, shares the story of how she's grown so much in the last 5 years as a professional and as a person.

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From the U.S. Army to UPMC Health Plan

For Barrett H., Army Veteran and Health Coach Specialist, UPMC’s values made for a seamless transition between a military career and a civilian career.

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Rehab Nurses Pave the Road to Recovery

Rehab nurses walk alongside patients as they recover from a procedure or surgery, helping to ease them through the healing process in a holistic meaningful way.

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New Nurses, New Unit, Forever Friends

The story of how two colleagues became best friends and now work side-by-side leading their unit and precepting new nurses into their roles at UPMC.

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A Career of Service: Tom’s UPMC Story

Tom is passionate about leading his team well and changing the way people look at Environmental Services and Housekeeping employees.

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Empowering Employees of All Abilities

UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Differences) Network strives to provide the most ability-focused, inclusive employment experience at UPMC.

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Growing & Leading in His Hometown: Keshon’s UPMC Story

Through tuition assistance and mentorship by coworkers, Keshon is growing and leading as a staff nurse in his hometown of McKeesport. Here's his story.

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What are Employee Resource Groups and Why Do They Matter?

Employee Resource Groups are just one way UPMC remains committed to community, dedicated to diversity, and invested in inclusion.

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Ethics & Diversity: A World Leader

UPMC was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

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Meet Our Dignity & Respect Champions

This year, our Center for Engagement and Inclusion awarded 15 Dignity & Respect Champion Awards. Here are just a handful of the stories about our Life Changing champions.

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Thanking UPMC’s Hidden Heroes

Today we pause to share the stories of some of the Hidden Heroes of 2020: UPMC’s laboratory technicians.

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Here’s How UPMC Passavant Became a Magnet Hospital

Magnet Recognition is a badge that UPMC Passavant wears with pride — not just for the title, but for what it means to the nurses who proudly call it home.

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Meet Your Future Co-Workers

We're moms and dads. World travelers and homebodies. Fur-parents and grandparents. And we're all nurses at UPMC, and we're inviting you to get a look into our lives!

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Meet the Pets of UPMC

From ducks to a former guide dog to a pair of Champagne Mink Tonkinese cats, let’s meet a few of the pets behind the people who make Life Changing Medicine happen!

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Supporting Our Heroes: Veterans at UPMC

We recognize that veterans bring incredible and unique contributions to our workforce. At UPMC, we’re committed to helping veterans thrive in their post-military careers. 

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Lifting Roadblocks and Building Bridges: How UPMC is Advancing Inclusion

As UPMC seeks to create an exceptional workplace for people with disabilities, we affirm the value each unique individual brings to our team.

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What It’s Really Like to be a Student Nurse Intern at UPMC

Ever wonder what it's like to be a student nurse intern at UPMC? Our most recent class of interns are here to share what they learned and what future SNIs can expect.

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It Starts with One

UPMC is committed to creating a more inclusive culture and respectful environment for our communities, customers, and coworkers. It starts with one.

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Here’s to Our Heroes

For standing on the front lines; for compassionately caring for our communities; for never relenting — we thank you. Here’s to our heroes at UPMC.

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Images of Impact

Though these times may feel uncertain, this collection of images have uplifted and reminded us of all the different ways Life Changing Medicine happens right around us.

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We Chose UPMC Northwest: Nurses Share Their Why

Rachel, Cassie, Charles, and David shared 4 reasons why they enjoy their role as nurses, are passionate about their community in Seneca, PA, and are proud to have a place on the Northwest team.

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6 Phone Interview Tips to Help You Land That Second Interview

Phone interviews are often the first steps in the interview process. Learn some top tips straight from our recruiters to help you move on from the phone interview to the next round!

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6 Tips for Applying to Positions at UPMC

Do you find applying for a new job intimidating or overwhelming? To help you apply with confidence, our recruiters shared some tips and tricks for navigating the application process.

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How to Write a Resume that Will Catch Recruiters’ Attention

Your resume is your chance to make a great first impression. Learn how to build a resume you’ll really want to show off! 

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5 Tips to Ace Your UPMC Interview

Check out these top tips from our recruiters on acing an in-person interview and jump-start your career today! 

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Championing Our Diverse Leaders

At UPMC, diversity and inclusion are core components of who we are — but they’re more than just ideas. Meet the team that puts diversity and inclusion into action.

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Student Nurse Q&A: Lessons from the Hospital & Classroom

Current students and patient care technicians at UPMC share how they balance school and work and why they love their roles as PCTs.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words – UPMC’s Student Nurse Internship

UPMC’s Student Nurse Internship program allows nursing students to witness high quality of care and gain valuable experience with the support of a one-on-one preceptor.

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A Peek Into My Week – UPMC’s Information Technology Rotational Program

Current ITR participant Lauren sheds some light on one of the big projects she contributed to this year.

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To Teach and Empower: My Role as a Home Health Nurse

Margaret H., shares what she loves about her unique role as a home health nurse.

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Five Reasons to Choose UPMC Hamot, In the Words of Our Nurses

For the many nurses who call it home, UPMC Hamot is the place they have chosen to build their careers and serve their communities.

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Four Lessons My Career as a Certified Nursing Assistant Has Taught Me

Spend a few moments talking with Terry, a Certified Nursing Assistant at Asbury Heights, and you'll quickly pick up on his inspiring perspective.

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Finding Harmony in My Second Career: Meredith’s Path to Nursing

Changing your career is an overwhelming idea. But for those who are willing to take the plunge, a "second career" can bring renewed energy, passion, and fulfillment to life.

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Balancing Career and Family: Why Home Health Makes Sense For Me

One of the most important things that home health has given Nicole is the ability to juggle both family and career. While she began as a full-time home health nurse, Nicole decided to accept a casual role a year ago, which is a perfect fit for her family in this time of life.

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Inside the Operating Room: Q&A with UPMC Surgical Technologists

What does it take to be a surgical technologist? 3 members of our team at UPMC Presbyterian share some insider secrets from the world of surgical technology.

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Not Your Average Career: My Path to Canterbury Place

As a military veteran and a licensed practical nurse with a 25-year career, James H. leverages his diverse background to care for the elderly in his own community.

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Working in Senior Communities

When Kelsey began her career as an LPN, she was overwhelmed by all the possible directions where she could take her career. She shares how working at a Senior Community was a fit for her.

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From Patients to Family: Why Your Community Needs LPNs Like You

While some nurses choose to continue their education beyond the Licensed Practical Nurse level, Carol’s career as an LPN has afforded her all the opportunity and development she could’ve hoped for.

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Overcoming Obstacles to Care: My Career as a CRNA

For Brett F., a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at UPMC, a challenging physical disability has affected the entirety of his life and career  — but it hasn't held him back in the slightest. 

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Why We Love Our Jobs at UPMC

The saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Real UPMC employees share what is it that they love about their career.

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How to Build a Career in Echocardiography That You Love

Kat took us behind the scenes of her own career to reveal why her work as an echocardiography sonographer means so much to her and to offer some guidance for how you can find the same career success.

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Stop, Collaborate, and Care: Inside the Culture of UPMC Western Psychiatric

Jeremy began his career as a manager at a big box national retailer. But after being inspired by his wife's job as an oncology nurse, Jeremy chose to switch paths.

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An Integral Part of the Team: Respiratory Therapist Q&A

Respiratory therapy may not be one of the best-known medical fields, but it certainly is one of the most important.

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4 Things I Love About UPMC Altoona

Mandy shared her passion for working at UPMC Altoona with us, and now we’re here to share the things about Altoona that Mandy loves most!

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How My Childhood in Kenya Inspires My Career at UPMC

Born and raised in Kenya, Alvine T. learned from a very young age just how much health care matters.

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Turning Bad Days into Blessings

Paul F. began his career as a plant manager in a metal manufacturing facility. But an opportunity came along that introduced Paul to his second calling – nursing.

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The International Impact of Nurses

Jamaica C. of UPMC Presbyterian never would’ve anticipated that her nursing career would take her halfway across the globe from her homeland, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Why I Overcame My Fears to Become A Nurse

Madeline M. shares how her brother’s many health issues impacted to become a Life Changing nurse at UPMC.

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I Have Seen What Health Care Can Do

When Joe's mother suddenly and tragically passed away, he decided to pursue the career she always wanted for him: nursing in the Progressive Care unit.

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From the Ambulance to the ICU

When Tyler was choosing his career path, he looked for a job that he could be proud of. As a nurse at UPMC, Tyler has found that – and so much more.

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Art Studio to ER: One Couple’s Nursing Career

15 years ago, husband and wife Cameron and Tara T. were full-time artists. But when they had their first child, their lives and careers totally changed!

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This Is the Place For Me

Julianne’s work in the Stroke Rehab Unit at UPMC Mercy is demanding, but she knows that it’s all worthwhile for the people she serves.

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The Faces of UPMC McKeesport

Welcome to UPMC McKeesport. This community hospital, located just twelve miles southeast of Pittsburgh, has been serving the residents of McKeesport and its surrounding areas for nearly 125 years.

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Finding My Purpose in Oncology Nursing

Terri Frassinelli, an oncology nurse at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, has passion for oncology nursing, and shares how her career allows her to be an advocate for her patients.

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Taking the Driver’s Seat of My Supply Chain Career

Kevin shares his story about changing from a career in retail to one in supply chain with UPMC.

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Behind-the-Scenes with UPMC Supply Chain

Jennifer shares how a career change showed her how many opportunities available at UPMC, and not just clinical experiences in a hospital setting.

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3 Promotions in 3 Years: Evan’s Supply Chain Success Story

After graduating from college, Evan began working a warehouse position at UPMC. 3 years later, he's been promoted 3 times!

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From Research Scientist to Bedside Nurse

Senior Professional Staff Nurse Emily W., PhD, BSN, RN shared her perspective on what her experience at UPMC St. Margaret means to her. 

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My 4 Words to Describe UPMC St. Margaret: Straight from the CNO

UPMC St. Margaret Chief Nursing Officer Mary B. shares how she ended up at UPMC St. Margaret and how her journey with cancer intersected with her career.

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My Patient Access Success Story

Patient access representatives impact our patients’ experiences and can be a great first step toward a rewarding care career. Hear Cory H.'s story.

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Application Navigation: A Guide for Graduate Nurses

Where should a recent or soon-to-be graduate nurse (GN) go from here? We've got helpful hints for GNs on how to navigate the application process at UPMC!

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Graduate Nurse Q & A Part 2

Kate Z., GN, talks about how her voice matters and her practice makes a difference in the department she's a part of here at UPMC.

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Graduate Nurse Q & A Part 1

When Kelsy Richardson became a graduate nurse at UPMC, she joined a culture and a team that cares. Hear all about her nursing career!

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How My Midlife Crisis Became Life Changing

Andrew turned his midlife crisis into an impactful career change that led him to impactful work with UPMC senior communities. Here's his story.

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10 Inspiring Quotes that Describe UPMC Nurses

We rounded up ten of our favorite quotes about nursing, and are dedicating this post to all the compassionate and talented nurses on our UPMC team!

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How My Untraditional Path Brought Me (Back) to UPMC

After moving from Mexico to Pittsburgh, Christian M. shares how UPMC helped him get him back into practicing law here in the USA.

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Back to Where It Began: Becoming a Full-Circle Faculty Member

Timothy Gill, faculty at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing, shares how he went from RN to BSN to nursing faculty to PhD student, all with UPMC!

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Achieving a Dream Together: Twin Nursing Instructors Share Their Story

A story of teamwork, perseverance, and encouragement, twin sisters Andrea and Andia Berry share how their careers as nursing faculty came full-circle at UPMC.

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How I Found Balance Between My Nursing Career and Life

Jessica, a nurse at UPMC Shadyside, shares how she met her goals for her life and UPMC career while finding balance in the process.

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For My Education: Why I’m a Nurse at UPMC

Kaleya, a nurse at UPMC Shadyside, shares how education and empowerment have impacted her present and future nursing career at UPMC.

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How a Nurse Changed My Life and Future

Born and raised in Nigeria, Neuroscience ICU Unit Director Chibugo U. shares how a nurse forever changed her future and career at UPMC Shadyside.

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Why I’ve Been a Nurse for 33 Years

14,000 nursing professionals have made UPMC their employer of choice—now it's your turn to discover why! Jessy shares her story.

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Tiny Patients, Big Impact: My Role as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Katie works with Pittsburgh’s tiniest patients in the NICU and gets the chance to make a big impact at the start of a child’s life.

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The Unexpected Place I Found My Career Match

As a former teacher, Sara found her place at UPMC as a department manager in Graduate Medical Education.

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Full-Circle Care: My Role as a Peer Specialist at WPIC

"I came into this role because I am a person who lives with a mental health diagnosis." Jennifer shares the inspiring way she gets to be a part of UPMC’s mission to support people in recovery.

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Ask the Recruiter

From the application process to interviewing, culture and values to career development, we are tackling your questions and curiosities one recruiter at a time!

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A Peek Into My Week: UPMC Summer Associates Program

UPMC's Summer Associate program is an 11-week, paid internship that exposes students to real-world business opportunities.

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How UPMC Employees Use Our PTO Program

UPMC's paid time off (PTO) program provides employees time off from work to take care of the things you consider important. Hear from our employees on how they use their PTO!

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UPMC After Hours: Employee Life Outside of Work

From kayaking and gardening to hiking and biking, our employees are up to some pretty neat things after work!

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Recent Grads Share Perks of Health Care IT

What makes you excited to go to work every day? Our Information Technology Rotational (ITR) program participants give answers to this question!

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A Different Kind of Care: Hillman Cancer Center Volunteers

UPMC CancerCenter volunteers touch the lives of thousands of patients and their families. We are pleased to share their remarkable stories of hope and kindness.

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Our ITR Stories: Why We Chose UPMC

What are your plans after college? It’s a question every college student has heard too many times. Recent grads in the Information Services Division Rotation (ISDR) program share how their plans have come together at UPMC!

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Finding Your Fit: The UPMC FMR Program

We sat down with four current FMRs here at UPMC to ask them a few questions about how they knew they were a fit for UPMC’s FMR program!

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A Day in the Life of a TCU Nurse

Vernice has been at TCU Nurse at UPMC Montefiore for 29 years. She walks us through her typical day and all its challenges and rewards.

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10 Signs That You Work in Member Services

From pizza parties to casual Fridays, a career in UPMC Health Plan’s Member Services department could be just the kind of engaging work culture you’ve been searching for!

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Serving Seniors at Sherwood Oaks

Kailey and Alexis’s experiences of building relationships with residents at Sherwood Oaks have shaped their academic paths and careers.

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Ready, Set, Go!

Have a great experience at one of UPMC’s Workforce Development programs or events, and make a great first impression as you kick-start your career with UPMC.

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5 Things You Never Knew About S.W.A.T. Nursing

Do you love having exposure to a diverse range of patient cases? S.W.A.T. nursing at UPMC may be a fit for you!

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5 Reasons It Pays to Work in Health Care IT

IT Professionals with UPMC Health Plan share 5 rewarding benefits of working in this dynamic, adaptive field.

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Medical Coding: Five Reasons It’s Your Fit

Whether you’re just beginning your career or are ready for a change, explore five unique benefits of this field. Medical Coding could be a fit for you! 

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Life at the Steel Tower: Working at Pittsburgh’s Tallest Skyscraper

Coming from the Midwest, Claire didn’t have much experience working in a big city, let alone in a big city’s tallest skyscraper. She shares about her experience!

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Clinical Creativity: The Art of Occupational Therapy

On a daily basis, Occupational Therapists (OTs) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC implement innovative strategies to make a difference in the lives of pediatric patients and their families!

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Top 5 Tips for Incoming ITRs

Transitioning from a college student to a young professional can be tough. Here are 5 top tips geared toward helping recent graduates adjust to the “real world."

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12 Resolutions to Boost Your Career Search

We want you to be confident when you’re searching and applying for our careers. Follow these tips and kick your career search up a notch!

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The Clinical Research Nursing Checklist: Characteristics for Career Success

Our clinical research coordinators (CRCs) have a unique set of skills. They share the keys to success at UPMC and how you might fit into oncological clinical research!

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Spotlight on General Medicine Nurses

A former ballet dancer and mother of three boys, Jennifer shares how her role as a Professional Staff Nurse at UPMC keeps her on her toes!

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What’s a CRNA?

Derek R. is a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at UPMC. Read how his career as a CRNA is filled with challenges, opportunities, and rewards.

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Advanced Practice Providers: Understanding the Heart of the Matter

For APPs at UPMC, successfully guiding patients through each stage of the recovery process is the ultimate objective! Here's how two APPs maintain motivation and perspective.

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Having Fun as a Speech-Language Pathologist

Deanna Schiff-Pasekoff has spent her entire career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Here's why she loved her job.

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