UPMC is a leader in developing treatments to diagnose illnesses earlier and enhance healing.
The University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with UPMC, attracts $577 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding — an amount that ranked #5 in the nation in 2018. These funds support jobs for researchers and other professionals.
At UPMC, we care for our employees by providing a lifetime of options for career growth and development. Career ladders map out pathways to advancement, enabling UPMC employees opportunities to move up from entry-level positions to management.
Job shadowing programs let middle school and high school students learn about health care careers.
UPMC employs more than 10,000 individuals in service jobs. These jobs provide opportunities to start at entry level and gain skills. They don’t require advanced degrees or extensive experience.
Educational benefits, including tuition assistance for employees, make pursuing advanced degrees or certifications possible and support ongoing career growth.
UPMC’s Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences allows for continuing education for staff. UPMC offers job coaching to help employees grow their careers and get the help they need to succeed.
UPMC helps employees manage the stressors and challenges of everyday life, including offering support to those caring for elderly parents, starting a family, or planning for retirement.
UPMC sponsored and facilitated a weekend of opportunities for employees to volunteer and march in support of the LGBTQ community. Hundreds of employees across several business units participated as marchers and festival table staff.
In April of 2018, UPMC coordinated a variety of employee volunteer opportunities at local food banks and animal shelters. The campaign benefited 27 organizations across 20 counties.
Recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the values he espoused, and his monumental contributions to both the nation and the world in advancing civil and human rights, UPMC established a unique approach to celebrate him. Collaborating with local nonprofits, UPMC will host service projects to honor Dr. King, and place many UPMC employees into our communities to provide valuable support — reflecting both Dr. King’s values and his legacy.
The Partnership on Workforce Readiness and Retention (POWRR) is a week-long program designed to help underserved populations choose career paths, prepare for jobs, and develop skills to retain employment. Participants are referred directly by community partner organizations in the Pittsburgh area, and the curriculum helps engaged individuals get ready to take the next step and apply for jobs at UPMC. Topics covered include attitude, responsibility, communication, problem solving, and preparing for the workplace. On the final day of the workshop, all participants attend a UPMC Career Fair with recruiters and hiring managers. Over the past year, 50 percent of program participants have obtained employment.