About The Medical Careers Institute at Coordinated Health

  • The MCI was established in 2006 and is fully licensed as a private school by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is one of only nine institutions in the nation recognized by the Nation Association of Orthopedic Technologists (NAOT) to issue a diploma in Orthopedic Technology.
  • The mission of the MCI is to provide high quality educational opportunities in a variety of healthcare fields in a personal, friendly environment. The founder and CEO of Coordinated Health is Emil DiIorio, MD. Dr. DiIorio extends his commitment to high quality healthcare to the community with the creation of The Medical Careers Institute at Coordinated Health.

Orthopedic Technology Program

  • The Orthopedic Technology Program is 42 weeks in length, including a 34 week classroom portion (Monday through Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm) and an 8 week day externship portion (Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm).
  • At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the certification exam to become a certified orthopedic technologist (OTC). The exam, administered by The National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologists (, costs approximately $375.

What Types of Duties Can an Orthopedic Technologist (OT) Perform?

An OT can work in orthopedic clinics, hospitals, operating rooms and skilled nursing facilities. Responsibilities may include:

  • Act as first or second assistant to the orthopedic surgeon during surgical procedures as well as preparing for surgical procedures, assembling and preparing the fracture table and equipment
  • Cast/splint application and removal
  • Patient education
  • Proficient in applying and removing traction
  • Fit canes, crutches, walkers and teach gait techniques
  • Apply, adjust and repair a variety of braces

What Kind of Salary Does an Orthopedic Technologist Earn?

According to a 2010 survey conducted by the National Association of Orthopedic Technologists, average income for a non-certified OT (diploma only) was:

  • $34,104 for beginners
  • $38,044 after 4-5 years of experience
  • $40,896 after 6-10 years of experience

According to the survey above, the average income for a certified OTC was up $10,000 more than their non-certified counterparts.

Contact The Medical Careers Institute

  • 610-861-8080 ex. 36547