Cookeville, TN Medical Assisting School

Medical Assistant Programs in Cookeville, TN

If you are a compassionate person who enjoys helping others, consider kicking off your healthcare career as a medical assistant. You can train locally at our Cookeville, TN Medical Assisting School, where you will learn how to keep medical offices and clinics running smoothly. In medical assisting, you will earn a stable income and feel the satisfaction of knowing you are making a positive impact on the well-being of your community.

Cookeville, TN Medical Assisting School

Right now, the healthcare system needs caring, hard workers more than ever. Medical assisting is the perfect starting point for someone who is new to this growing field. 

Fortis’ Medical Assistant Program in Cookeville provides hands-on training designed to teach students how to step into this critical role. When you train to become an entry-level medical assistant, you will gain valuable, in-demand skills that can make a direct impact on people’s lives.

At Fortis’ Medical Assistant School in Tennessee, you will learn how to:

  • Deliver direct patient care, communicating effectively every step of the way.
  • Perform an array of administrative tasks, helping medical clinics and offices run more smoothly.
  • Support doctors and other healthcare professionals as you adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
Medical assisting is one of the most exciting, versatile roles in healthcare. With your Fortis Cookeville Medical Assistant School training, you will be well-positioned to pursue a long-term career in medicine.
Alissa C.

Medical Assisting Program Graduate

"I re-entered the medical field because I missed helping people, and now I’m happier going to work every day."

Train at our Medical Assistant School in Cookeville, TN

Even as the governmental center of Putnam County, Cookeville manages to maintain its small town charm. The city is known for its vibrant arts scene and plentiful outdoor activities. 

Cookeville’s strong labor market and growing population also make it a great place to go to school and secure employment in the healthcare field. In fact, Cookeville Regional Medical Center has expanded its facility, and today it is the largest employer in the city.

With doctors increasingly relying on the support of medical assistants, there has never been a better time to make a difference in the health of Cookeville residents. Fortis’ Cookeville, TN Medical Assisting School will prepare you to meet the demands of medical assisting and thrive in your new healthcare career.

Hiring opportunities for graduates of our Medical Assistant Program in Cookeville may include:

  • Private and public hospitals
  • Private doctors’ offices
  • Inpatient and outpatient care centers
  • Nursing and residential healthcare facilities

At Fortis’ Medical Assistant Program in Cookeville, our dedicated instructors and career services advisors are invested in your success. This means you will have a supportive team behind you to help you launch a healthcare career and explore opportunities for your future.

Get to know Alissa C., a Cookeville Medical Assistant Program Graduate

Complete your education at Cookeville’s Medical Assistant School

Nearly every healthcare environment you can think of needs medical assistants. With training at Fortis’ Medical Assistant Program in Cookeville, you will gain the required skills to find entry-level employment as a medical assistant in a hospital, medical office, or healthcare facility.

Our Cookeville campus is located in the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee, where I-40 and Highway 111 meet.

From Livingston: Get on TN-111 S and exit at Osler Drive. Fortis’ campus is located on your left.

From Monterey: Get on I-40 W and then take TN-111 towards Livingston/Sparta. Turn left onto Osler Drive and continue straight to campus.

Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is FORTIS?

    FORTIS is a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience for lifelong growth. With the addition of each new campus, Fortis now offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states.

    FORTIS College and FORTIS Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, nursing, medical, dental, business, information technology, massage, cosmetology and the skilled trades such as welding and HVAC.FORTIS College Online also offers online learning platforms for a variety of associate degree programs for adults and members of the military community.

  • What are the admission requirements?

    To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.

    Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission representative for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions representative for more details.

  • Is financial aid available?

    You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At FORTIS, we understand that. That's why FORTIS helps our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.

    • We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
    • We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
    • We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, professors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
  • Does FORTIS help me find a job after graduation?

    At FORTIS, our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.

    FORTIS operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. FORTIS provides career placement assistance to our graduates. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.

  • Is FORTIS accredited?

    If you’re looking for accredited colleges or vocational schools, you have come to the right place! While each campus varies in program offerings, accrediting bodies, and specific programmatic accreditations, all are institutionally accredited! Each of our colleges and institutes are institutionally accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:

    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

    See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.

Find out more about the admissions process for this program.