Career Services Department

Career Services team
Our experience, and contacts in the community will help guide you in your search for a rewarding career

We’ll Support You Every Step of the Way

At Career Training Academy, we do everything we can to make sure you’re prepared to begin searching for a career. From helping you practice interview techniques to locating job opportunities and brushing-up your education long after you graduate, we’ll be there for you.


“The Career Services Department provides career related education, experiential learning, professional development, and post-graduate opportunities for the benefit of students and alumni.”

Placement Assistance for All Graduates and Students

You’ll feel confident pursuing employment knowing you have the skills to take full advantage of every opportunity. Our experienced Career Services staff will not only use industry contacts to assist in your job search, but will help you write your resume, develop networking techniques, and teach you how to successfully complete an interview.

Our Career Services Team

Career Training Academy has experienced staff that know how to make you desirable to employers. With our Career Services Team supporting you, you’ll be able to pursue your career with confidence.

Let’s get to know them a little better.

Dianne CarrollDianne Carroll
Director of Career Services

Mrs. Carroll has many years of experience in the Allied Health field as well as over 14 years’ student Career Development experience within the Allied Healthcare Career School network, 10 of those years with Career Training Academy. She is dedicated to helping graduates find the right position to begin their careers.

April StoneApril Stone
Externship Coordinator & Career Placement

April Stone, CCHT, is CTA’s Centralized Externship Coordinator overseeing and placing students at externship sites as Phlebotomy Technicians, Medical Assistants, and Medical Billing and Coding Specialists. Additionally, Mrs. Stone assists the Career Placement department working with graduates seeking professional employment. Mrs. Stone is also an instructor for students in the Phlebotomy, Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Assistant programs.

EmilyEmma Lee Hartle

Mrs. Hartle, is a seasoned Career coach with outstanding expertise in resume writing developed through many years’ experience and consistent updated training through the Professional Association of Resume Writers/Career Coaches. Mrs. Hartle works individually with students on how to highlight their education, skills and past work experience into a professional resume as well as interview coaching.

Tanya TorresTayna Torres
Externship Coordinator & Career Placement

Ms. Tanya Torres is a Graduate of Duquesne University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and of Carnegie Mellon University with an M.S. in Health Care Policy and Management. She has spent the majority of her career as a Strategic Planner for West Penn Allegheny Health System / Allegheny Health Network. She is a dedicated advocate for the career development of our existing students and graduates, and she works with them one-on-one to not only find gainful employment, but build a fulfilling career.

Jennifer AllenJennifer Allen
Externship Coordinator & Career Placement

Ms. Jennifer Allen been in the medical profession for over 15 years. She spent 13 years working as a Medical Assistant prior to joining Career Training Academy. I am a Medical Assistant Instructor, NCMA Test Prep Instructor, Placement Coordinator, and NCMA Test Coordinator. Jennifer says: ‘I am very proud of what I have accomplished at Career Training Academy, my students are passing their state certifications, they are getting great jobs and they are enjoying their new career.’

Do You Want to Learn More About How We Can Assist You Pursue Employment?

Please send an e-mail to either Dianne Carroll at to request more information or ask questions about how our Career Services Team can help you.

Our Community Partners

This list is a sampling of the Healthcare professionals that we work with for externship, job shadowing and employment opportunities.  We are contracted with all of the local health systems for externship experiences.

Amerisource Bergen
Aspen Dental


Celtic Health Care
Chestnut Hills Dental

Excela Health


Heritage Valley

La Vida Massage








Body Bar






Massage Envy
  • Citizens Family Health Clinic
  • Advanced Nephrology Association
  • Butler Health System*
  • Katsur Dental

Note: Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

*Denotes Contract for Externship