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At FORTIS, students are provided the skills and training needed to enter careers in industries that have employment opportunity over time. What industries you ask? FORTIS offers career education and training programs in the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, business, information technology, skilled trades, massage and cosmetology career fields. That makes Fortis a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with a wide variety of educational choices!
FORTIS provides education and training for qualified applicants with the desire to better their career opportunities regardless of previous educational background.
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As medical technology continues to advance, doctors are increasingly relying on medical assistants to help with various patient care needs. Most medical assistants work in the offices of physicians while others work in public and private hospitals, inpatient and outpatient facilities, the offices of other health practitioners such as chiropractors and optometrists, and in nursing and residential care facilities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow much faster than average nationally, which ranks medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008-2018 decade, and job prospects for skilled medical assistants should be excellent.
A Medical Lab Technician performs tests and laboratory procedures used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. They may examine and analyze body fluids, and cells. They look for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test for drug levels in the blood that show how a patient is responding to treatment. The test results will enable Physicians to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. The Medical Lab Technician may use such lab equipment as microscopes, cell counters, and automated and computerized equipment capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously.
The Medical Lab Technician program at FORTIS will prepare students to enter this career field in a variety of entry-level positions. Medical Lab Technicians often work in blood banking, hematology, immunology or microbiology performing duties under the supervision of a pathologist, medical laboratory scientist or other medical professional.
Pharmacy Technicians are trained health care professionals who work in both hospitals and retail pharmacies under the supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians prepare and fill prescriptions under the direction of a pharmacist, issue medications, and label and store supplies. If you are interested in a career working alongside pharmacists, then consider the Fortis pharmacy technician training program at a school campus in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Tennessee.
Graduates of Fortis pharmacy technician training program will have learned the basic aspects of pharmacy practice, including reading, filling and distributing prescriptions. Our pharmacy technician program students will understand the legal responsibilities of a pharmacy for record maintenance and the handling of various categories of drugs. In addition, the program teaches basic pharmaceutical calculations, medications, common drug interactions and their side effects and pharmaceutical agents and their uses.
If you want to train to be a Registered Nurse (RN), Fortis conveniently offers an associate degree nursing program at select campuses. The Fortis nursing curriculum provides the knowledge and skills to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam and pursue a career as an entry-level registered nurse in a variety of clinical and hospital settings upon passing their licensure exam after graduation. The nursing associate degree at Fortis educates students in response to society's continuing healthcare needs while developing lifelong learners.
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