Norfolk, VA Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant Programs in Norfolk, Virginia

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 demand, which can result in greater job security for you and your family.

Apply to Our Norkfolk, VA Medical Assistant School

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.

Gain the necessary medical assisting skills through our Medical Assistant Program in VA

At Fortis’ Virginia Medical Assistant Program, you will learn how to:

  • Deliver compassionate patient care, creating a welcoming and safe environment for them.
  • Fulfill routine administrative responsibilities, keeping medical offices running optimally.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work setting, rising to the challenges associated with this vital healthcare position.
Medical assisting is one of the most exciting, versatile roles in healthcare. With Fortis Medical Assistant School training, you will be well-positioned to pursue a long-term career in medicine.
Kim S.

Medical Assisting Program Graduate

"I love working in urgent care because of the variety—everything from stitches to soft casting for broken bones. My days are never the same."

Come Join Our Medical Assistant School in Norfolk, VA

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.

Look for stable work upon graduation from our Virginia Medical Assistant Program

Employment opportunities for our VA Medical Assistant Program graduates may include:

  • Medical facilities and clinics such as Sentara Healthcare
  • Hospitals or health centers 
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Inpatient and outpatient care centers

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.

Students Just Like Kim S. are Graduating From Our Norfolk, VA Medical Assistant School

Experience our Medical Assistant Program in Virginia in person

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.

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