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.

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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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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How Long Does it Take to Become a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians work for pharmacists, so they don’t need a pharmacist’s expertise; however, they do need the necessary math, computer and interpersonal skills to do the job. How long does it take to become a Pharm Tech? That’s a t...
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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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What Skills are Required to Become a Pharmacy Technician?

The typical pharmacy technician is a patient advocate who answers questions, troubleshoots problems and is familiar with the challenges of various diseases. Pharmacy technicians must interact with patients, comply with regulatory laws, and help pharmaci...
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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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