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Note: All campuses are open and Fortis has transitioned to online and remote delivery of classes for all students. Fortis' admissions team has also transitioned to remote interview and enrollment, so prospective students do not need to visit the campus at this time.
More info can be found here: https://www.fortis.edu/online-transition.html.
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.
Medical Billing and Coding is a critical function in the healthcare industry today. At Fortis, we can educate you to help you get into your medical career sooner than you might think! We provide hands-on instruction in medical terminology, office management, and medical coding techniques so upon graduation you will be fully prepared to begin your career working in a medical office or facility. Students are prepared in both office and hospital settings in a program that covers the basic fundamentals of computer operation, disease processes and hands-on training utilizing medical billing software.
Graduates of Fortis's Medical Billing and Coding finish the program prepared to seek entry-level careers in medical billing and coding in settings such as hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, dental offices, nursing homes, and insurance companies.
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, looking for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test blood for other purposes. The test results will enable physicians to diagnose and treat diseases and other conditions. The Medical Lab Technician may use lab equipment such as microscopes, cell counters, and other automated and computerized equipment.
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.
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