Medical Assisting Program Graduate
It is never too late to pursue your education and make a career change. If you are a hard-working, compassionate individual who is ready to get started, Fortis is here to help you enter the growing healthcare field. With training through our Medical Assistant Programs in Norfolk, Virginia, you will gain the necessary skills and knowledge you need to become an entry-level medical assistant. This is a versatile and rewarding healthcare position that is in high demand, which can result in greater job security for you and your family.
At Fortis, you will start training for one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. As a medical assistant, you will take on administrative and clinical responsibilities that help physicians’ offices and hospitals run efficiently. Through your coursework and lab modules, you will gain the hands-on training you need to meet the real-world scenarios you will face on the job.
A variety of opportunities in healthcare exist for skilled medical assistants. In this entry-level role, you will be able to explore the ways in which you can grow your career in the medical field while you earn a steady income.
At Fortis’ Virginia Medical Assistant Program, you will learn how to:
Medical Assisting Program Graduate
Norfolk is known for being one of the oldest cities in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia. Today it is considered “America’s Favorite City” by Travel + Leisure magazine, reflecting the fact that it is a great place to learn, work, and reside.
Norfolk is located along the scenic Chesapeake Bay coastline with various shipping and maintenance companies affiliated with the Port of Virginia. Healthcare is another significant industry in the area, including providers such as Sentara and FHC Health Systems.
With local employers in need of skilled medical assistants, Norfolk is an excellent location to pursue your training and seek employment. You will develop the skills you need to succeed as a medical assistant at Fortis’ Medical Assistant School in VA.
Our dedicated instructors and career services advisors form a supportive team that will help you launch a healthcare career and explore opportunities for your future. For anyone interested in taking their medical education to the next level, Norfolk is also home to the Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Between studying and classes, you can enjoy the outdoors at the beach or indulge in fresh, local seafood. Norfolk is also home to world-class arts and cultural venues that you can explore.
Employment opportunities for our VA Medical Assistant Program graduates may include:
The preparation and support you receive from Fortis will allow you to thrive in a variety of healthcare settings and take your healthcare career wherever you desire upon graduation.
Fortis’ Norfolk campus is located in the Hampton Roads region of the city. You can find us off the Virginia Beach Expressway, the I-264, near the intersection with the 64 and within a few minutes of the Sentara Leigh Hospital.
From Downtown Norfolk: Take the I-264 E toward Virginia Beach. Continue onto I-64 W/Richmond toward N. Newtown Rd. Use Center Dr. and proceed to campus.
From Norvella Heights: Take the I-64 E toward Virginia Beach before exiting at N. Newtown Rd. Take Center Dr. to 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.
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 Representative 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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