Healthcare

Now is a great time to take your first step toward a rewarding career in the healthcare field by contacting FORTIS. As U.S. population ages and as the medical industry expands because of technological advances, the demand for skilled healthcare professionals at all levels continues to grow. Today, 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations nationally are healthcare related according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you want a satisfying job in a field where you know you can make a difference and you can feel good about improving people’s quality of life, then a medical career may be the right fit for you. Take the time to do research because there are a wide variety of career opportunities in the healthcare industry, from medical assisting to radiologic technology to health information technology to medical billing and coding – to name a few popular career paths.

Differences between a Dental Assistant and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant

----Editor's note: Updated 9/14/2018--- What’s the difference between a dental assistant and an expanded function dental assistant? Many students ask this question. Is there a benefit to embarking further studies to become an expanded function de...
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4 Reasons Why Pharmacy Technicians are in High Demand

In 2016, approximately 4.45 billion prescriptions were dispensed. Behind each was a pharmacy technician who worked tirelessly to ensure patients get the medications they need. They perform everything from verifying information, repacking bulk medication...
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Are You Eligible to Become A Certified Medical Assistant?

Medical assisting has emerged as one of healthcare’s hottest, fastest-growing careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical assistant employment is expected to grow 29 percent by 2026. The career can offer a worthwhile salary...
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How to Achieve a Work-Life Balance as Dental Assistant

The role of dental assistant is an important one in a dental office, as well as being a fulfilling career. Luckily for dental assistants, their career also is ranked among the top jobs for a great work-life balance, which makes it a bit easier to achiev...
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Is Pharm Tech A Good Fit For You?

While not a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician is the right-hand man, or woman, to the pharmacist. They assist in the preparation of prescription medications and work alongside the pharmacist to ensure medications are filled, processed and given to patie...
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Radiologic Technicians Are in High Demand

With baby-boomers getting older, healthcare practitioners expect they may see an increase in certain medical condition, such as Alzheimer’s and cancer, which depend upon imaging for making diagnoses. Because trained professionals are needed to ob...
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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 Does an X-Ray Technician Do?

Editor's Note: This article has been updated for more recent advancements within the radiologic technician field. This article was originally published in March 2016. X-ray technicians, or radiologic technicians, typically work in hospitals, d...
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Why You Should Get Your Dental Education

Why get into the dental profession? The Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) says dental assisting on among the top 25 fastest growing careers, while the American Dental Association (ADA) reports dental hygiene is one of the country’s 30 fastest...
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How to Become a Health Information Technologist

What is a health information technician (HIT)? Basically, they sort, code, file and ensure the accuracy of patient health care information, typically working in hospitals, doctor’s offices, out-patient care centers or long-term care facilities. In...
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What do Health Information Technologists Do?

In some ways, the title alone explains much of what Health Information Technicians do. However, as with most things in life, it’s not as simple as that. As most of us who’ve seen a doctor recently know, the healthcare industry has evolved fr...
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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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Things You Didn't Know About Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists strictly treat a patient’s teeth…right? Not necessarily. Surprisingly, dental hygienists treat more than teeth. Yes, they first and foremost do perform preventive and therapeutic oral care but, as you mouth goes, so goes t...
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Day-to-Day Responsibilities of Dental Hygienists

You’ve heard becoming a dental hygienist is a good career move, but you’re wondering what you’ll be expected to do on a daily basis. Dental jobs – dentist and dental hygienist in particularly – typically rank high on the sc...
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