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Pima Medical Institute Overview

Tucson, AZ
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
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The family owned and operated schools have maintained a student-centered philosophy since opening the doors in 1972. The guiding philosophy of the institute is based in a firm belief in the worth and potential of each student. Following the belief that the seeds for future ... Read more

Mission: The mission of the institute is to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education.

Pima Medical Institute – Why Work For Us?


History and Philosophy

At Pima Medical Institute, we want you to succeed in the classroom and in your career. We are dedicated to providing you with quality education and hands-on experiences that help you become the type of medical professional who meets the expectations of today’s employers. 

Pima Medical Institute started changing lives more than 40 years ago. In 1972, Richard Luebke Sr. and his wife JoAnn brought to life their dream of providing students with a quality medical career education. They opened their first campus in Tucson, Ariz., preparing students to become nursing assistants. As the years passed, the Luebkes introduced more programs and opened additional campus locations to meet the country’s growing demand for quality health care professionals.

Today, the legacy of our family owned school continues. Richard Luebke Jr. and Mark Luebke lead the college their father founded more than four decades ago. We continue to be guided by the belief that our success as a school is measured by the success of our students. 

Operating under this philosophy, Pima Medical Institute has become a trusted provider of quality education in the western United States. Our students are respected as some of the most qualified professionals in their fields, and are often employed at preferred hospitals, clinics and facilities in their communities.

Each year, thousands of students like you find success at Pima Medical Institute and reach their career goals. 

Physical therapist assistant students in Mesa had some fun with Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off". The students recreated the song, featuring lyrics about the body's muscle groups, and danced to the "cover song”

"The only real measuring stick of a school's success... the achievement of its students"

Pima Medical Institute Reviews

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant Instructor in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at Pima Medical Institute part-time (More than 3 years)


    PMI is employee owned.
    PMI is focused on the student.
    PMI is conservative, caring, and compassionate.
    PMI allows freedom to be creative.


    Does not have the "feel" of a traditional college campus.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with slow growth. Consider planting a seed on the East Coast.

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Pima Medical Institute Photos

Pima Medical Institute photo of: Pima Medical Institute reaches a milestone of 100,000 graduates
Pima Medical Institute photo of: PMI's Colorado Springs campus Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Assistant students assist the Humane Society of the Pikes Peaks Region with a vaccination clinic on campus.
Pima Medical Institute photo of: We're proud to be educating nurses at Pima Medical Institute, and we thank them for all their hard work!
Pima Medical Institute photo of: Students and faculty from our Mesa, Arizona, campus participated in the American Lung Association of Arizona’s Lung Force Walk
Pima Medical Institute photo of: PMI's Las Vegas campus wins the 2015 Sputum Bowl National title
Pima Medical Institute photo of: PMI's Community Dental Clinic event for children
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Pima Medical Institute Interviews



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    Medical Career Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Pima Medical Institute (Renton, WA) in February 2017.


    Applied on their website as I was checking new openings on a regular basis. Opportunity arose to apply for their MCS and I did. It took more than a month to get a response from corporate and invite me to an interview. Came to the campus and had a face to face interview with the campus director and 2 corporate people. Hour long interview. I did a trial close to see when they would be making a decision and they said by the end of the week. 4 days later I got a job offer over the phone.

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Pima Medical Institute Awards & Accolades

  • Top Work Places, Albuquerque Jounal, 2014
  • Top Work Place, Albuquerque Journal, 2014

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