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.

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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Pharmacy Technicians Serve as Patient Advocates

The job of Pharmacy Technician is changing along with the healthcare landscape. In addition to screening and interviewing patients, they often serve as patient advocates. Before going deeper into that aspect of their job, it may be helpful to explore ex...
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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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How to Become a Radiology Technician

Also known as radiologic techs, Radiology Technicians basically photograph a patient’s bones, organs, and tissue using x-rays or CT (computed tomography) imaging. Physicians then use those images to diagnose illnesses and injuries. Radiology tech...
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Why Medical Assistants Are Important to Healthcare

We just celebrated Medical Assistants Recognition Week – a week when patients and providers alike salute these professionals for all they do. However, Medical Assistants really need to be celebrated 52 weeks a year.  Why? We probably could w...
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How Important is Cultural Awareness to Healthcare?

How important is cultural awareness to providing quality healthcare? Very important, according to many professionals in the field. But, before discussing the value of cultural awareness in healthcare, we need an understanding of just what that entail...
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