Medical Assisting Program Graduate
Are you a compassionate and hard-working individual looking to make a lasting impact on people’s lives? If so, you may want to consider medical assisting, one of the nation’s fastest growing occupations. Well-trained medical assistants are in demand, meaning you can expect to find a stable career in the healthcare field. As a medical assistant, you can use your strengths on the job while you provide for yourself and your loved ones.
Fortis designed its Port St. Lucie Medical Assistant School program to prepare students for long-term careers in healthcare. Through hands-on training, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to make healthcare clinics run effectively and make a difference in patients’ lives.
With support from Fortis’ career services department, you will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of workplace environments and different career paths in healthcare. The on-demand skills you acquire from our comprehensive training will prepare you for many potential opportunities, allowing you to earn a stable income for you and your family.
Medical Assisting Program Graduate
As the most populous city in St. Lucie County with a low cost of living, Port St. Lucie is a great place to work and pursue an education. In fact, the city ranks #22 on the US News and World Report’s list of Best Places to Retire in the US (2022–2023). Fortis is proud to be one of three colleges and universities in the area preparing aspiring students for stable, meaningful careers in fields like healthcare.
Healthcare is one of the leading industries in Port St. Lucie, where there is a large population of retirees. Pursuing your training here at Fortis’ Medical Assistant School in Port St. Lucie means you will be prepared to make a positive difference in the health of local residents.
Upon graduation, you might seek employment as an entry-level medical assistant at any of the large local healthcare organizations, including Liberty Healthcare, HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, St. Lucie Medical Center, and Change Healthcare.
In addition to being a safe, liveable city, St. Port Lucie is a mecca for lovers of the outdoors. Be sure to make time to visit the city’s botanical gardens, one of the local nature preserves, or the Riverwalk Boardwalk at Veterans Park.
Our Medical Assistant Program in Port St. Lucie will prepare you for the various responsibilities you will encounter as a medical assistant, including direct patient care and administrative work. You can feel confident that your Fortis education will set you up for success within the healthcare field.
You will find Fortis’ Port St. Lucie campus on Florida’s Treasure Coast, with Orlando to the north and West Palm Beach to the south. Located on the state’s major roadway, US-1, we are a short drive to Jensen Beach.
From Downtown Port St. Lucie: Take SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. toward SE Bayshore Blvd. Turn left onto SE Veterans Memorial Pkwy. and make another left onto US-1. Proceed to our campus.
From Lakewood Park: Take FL-614/Indrio Rd. before merging onto US-1 S. Proceed to our campus.
Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.
To learn more about medical assisting, we suggest you read several of our blog articles including Career Development for Allied Health and Medical Assisting Students, How to Choose Your Medical Assisting Niche, and Medical Assisting: Three Reasons This Might the Career For You.
You can begin the admissions process right now by completing our online Information Request Form or by calling us at 855.436.7847. You will be able to talk with an admissions advisor who can help you.
Our instructors are experienced and knowledgeable professionals who truly care about your success. They not only deliver a comprehensive curriculum, and may also share stories about their work as medical assisting professionals to help students learn more about the career they are preparing to enter.
Most of our programs are eligible for Title IV funding. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. During the admissions process you will meet with a Financial Aid Advisor who can help you.
Yes! Our Career Services department works with every student on their job search. We work as a team to empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.
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