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Why Medical Assistants Love Their Profession

Ask a medical assistant why he or she loves what they do and you’ll probably get a wide range of answers. Two of the top reasons likely boil down to: (1) knowing that you are making a difference in patients’ lives every day, and (2) the dive...
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A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

As a medical assistant, your day begins the minute you walk into the office. First up will be listening to phone messages from overnight and scrolling through your emails to see if there are high-priority cases demanding attention. Next, it’s into...
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Would A Career in Healthcare Be A Good Fit for You?

Fortis proudly offers a wide variety of healthcare training programs including medical assisting, medical assisting with basic X-Ray, medical billing and coding, medical office administration, ECG/Phlebotomy/Lab Assisting, health information technology,...
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How Medical Assistants Also Can Learn Basic X-Ray Skills

Medical assistants who also wish to be trained in basic x-ray skills certainly could go back to school and enroll in a Radiologic Technology program to receive imaging training. That would enable them to work with a variety of imaging technologies in ad...
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What Skills Are Needed To Be An EMT?

EMTs (Emergency Medical Technician) are pretty special people. They care for those who are sick or injured and in need of emergency care before getting to a hospital. Because patients’ lives often depend on an EMT’s ability to quickly react ...
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How to Become a Medical Laboratory Technician

Also known as clinical laboratory technicians, medical technicians, or just medical lab techs, medical laboratory technicians conduct important lab tests to help detect, diagnose and treat, or prevent, disease. Duties they perform in...
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How to Get Started in Healthcare Management

Healthcare managers serve administrative or leadership roles in healthcare facilities, typically managing a department or the entire facility. According to healthcaremanagement.com, the best advice for future healthcare administrators is to start planni...
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What's The Difference Between a Medical Lab Tech and a Medical Assistant?

If you’re interested in a career in healthcare but aren’t sure where to begin…Medical Assistant or Medical Laboratory Technician are good places to start. But what’s the difference between those two? Both work with physicians, ...
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Paramedic/EMS Workers Are Life-Savers

In a recent editorial, American Ambulance Association President Mark Postma proclaimed he was “in awe” of the impact paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have in emergency situations. In Postma’s words, these EMS (emerge...
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What Is Phlebotomy?

In technical terms, phlebotomy (or venipuncture) is the surgical puncture of a vein with a needle in order to collect a blood sample. In simple terms, it’s the act of drawing blood. The blood samples typically are studied by a physician to determi...
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Radiation Protection for Radiologic Technicians

Editor's Note: This article has been updated for more recent advancements within the radiologic technician field. This article was originally published in February 2014. Radiologic technicians (also called X-ray techs) prepare patients and equipme...
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A Day in the Life of a Radiologic Technologist

Editor's Note: This article has been updated for more recent advancements within the radiologic technician field. This article was originally published in January 2014. If you're working in the field as a radiologic technologist, you might find yoursel...
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A Day in the Life of a Dental Hygienist

Have you ever wondered what your day would look like if you pursued a career as a Dental Hygienist? If you're interested in dental hygiene, helping patients reach their optimal oral health, or a career that involves helping new people every day, Fortis ...
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Demand for Dental Industry Jobs

Market forecasts suggest the long-term outlook for dental industry jobs will continue to grow over the next eight years…possibly beyond. As a significant baby-boomer population continues to keep more of their original teeth as they age, the need ...
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Requirements for Becoming a Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists are important members of all dental care teams. Specialists in preventive oral care, they clean teeth, apply protective sealants and teach patients how diet can affect oral care. The requirements dental hygienists must meet in order to...
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How Technology is Shaping the Future of Surgical Technicians

Today we live in a world with astonishing medical technologies. The creation of robots for use in the operating room allows us to prepare and perform surgeries in a more precise way. Medical technology will only keep evolving and continue to be incorpor...
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Celebrating Allied Health Professions

The first full week in November marked National Allied Health Professions Week. This year, we celebrated the Week from November 5th through 11th. Who do we recognize during the Week? According to the International Chief Health Professions Officers (ICH...
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Expanding Rural Healthcare Access

Most of us associate “rural” with agricultural, but that’s not necessarily the case. A Georgetown University study notes rural areas actually may be counties with a city as large as 10,000, or more. However, when it comes to healthcare...
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Honoring Surgical Technologists

For more than 30 years, the Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors has earmarked the third week of September to recognize surgical technologists for the work they do. As we mark National Surgical Technologists Week (September 17-23), t...
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What Are the Best Non-Patient Focused Healthcare Jobs?

When most people think about careers in healthcare, they envision jobs caring for patients – many times in traumatic circumstances. In truth, there are a number of healthcare jobs that don’t involve any direct patient care…or, for tho...
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