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.

Radiologic Technologist Career Job Outlook for 2019

The people who operate x-ray machines and produce diagnostic images are called radiologic technologists (RT, for short). Professional opportunities for RTs are increasing at a brisk pace. They are growing faster than the average for all occupations acco...
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What Dental Hygienists Love About Their Career

You are interested in being a dental hygienist, but want to know more about the perks of the profession – then who better to ask than a pro?  Fortis College Dental Hygiene Program Director Melinda Monteiro loves witnessing her dental hygie...
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Medical Billing & Coding Career Outlook for 2019

Careers in medical billing and coding are multiplying. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts that employment for technicians in the field of medical records and health information – including medical billers and coders – will...
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Why Being a Health Information Technician Could Be Right for You

Health information technicians have a variety of occupations – and one of them may be right for you. These include technicians who handle medical records and images, specialists in medical billing and clinical coding, and medical laboratory techni...
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Working as a Sterile Processing Technician

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect more recent findings as of 12/18/18.  If you want to work as a sterile processing technician, you'll need to enroll in a program that trains you to work in this ever growing field. As a steri...
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Has Technology Changed the Medical Technologist Profession?

From lugging around brick phones to answering calls on our watches, we don’t have to look very hard to see how far technology has come. While every industry has felt the effects, no sector has been more affected than healthcare. Technological adva...
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What Does a Sterile Processing Technician Do?

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect more recent statistics as of 12/1/18. The roles of sterile processing technicians and surgical technologists often get confused. That’s probably to be expected since there is a degree of cro...
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A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Technician

Their jobs may be somewhat hectic but, according to hours-worked, pharmacy technicians generally have it pretty good – typically working less than 40 hours a week. They do, however, have a set schedule and routine. The typical day for a pharmacy ...
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Medical Assistants with Basic X-Ray: What Do They Do?

Medical Assisting with Basic X-Ray is a good career choice for a number of reasons. As baby-boomers continue to age, the demand for preventive medical services is projected to rise as well. As a result, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employ...
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Radiologic Trends in 2018

What’s big in the Radiologic Technology field for 2018? Almost everyone thinks it is AI – artificial intelligence. AI in 2018 has gained a measure of respect and stature among radiology professionals, although some are greeting it with a mix...
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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 Could Be A Great Fit For You

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 Technology: A Growing Field

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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