Programs in Medical Tech
Medical Technologist and Technician Programs
Is a Career as a Medical Technologist Right For You?
If you enjoy touching people’s lives, making a positive impact on friends and family, love working with your community and those in need - a career in healthcare will surely bring you a great deal of satisfaction. With medical technologist and technician programs that span a range of skills, a Fortis education can place you on the right path to your ideal career.
Working in the healthcare industry can give you the career opportunities that you are looking for and, in many cases, the flexibility of creating your own work schedule. Our healthcare system is growing and there will be an increase in demand for healthcare professionals almost anywhere you go, and medical technology training can help you position yourself to benefit from this change.
There are many essential careers in healthcare, some that provide direct patient care and some that are behind the scenes responsible for critical administrative tasks. Regardless of the program that you choose, Fortis offers you a comprehensive curriculum that balances traditional classroom instruction with plenty of hands-on real world skill development. Our faculty is comprised of experienced professionals who are committed to providing students with the guidance and support they need to find success. Small class sizes and a nurturing environment allow students to develop the competence and confidence they need to pursue an entry-level position in their chosen field.
Check out all of the medical programs Fortis offers in Medical Technology below.
Medical Technologist and Technician Programs Available at Fortis
Medical Lab Technician
Often working behind the scenes, medical laboratory technicians perform tests and procedures that are critical for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other health conditions. An aging population and expanding healthcare system mean growing opportunities for medical lab technicians. As medical technology continues to advance, medical lab technicians are essential members of the healthcare team.
With employment opportunities in hospitals, surgery centers and more, there will be increasing demand for these trained healthcare professionals. Surgical technology professionals are vital to the healthcare system and fill an important role in both elective and non-elective surgical procedures, often working alongside doctors and nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations nationally for the next ten years.
Working directly with patients, radiologic technology professionals are responsible for using technical diagnostic imaging equipment to help in the diagnosis and treatment of skeletal and muscular conditions and more. Filling an important role in our healthcare system, radiological professionals may find employment in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and other medical settings.
Pharmacy Technicians are trained professionals who may find employment in retail pharmacy locations, as well as hospitals and other medical facilities. Working under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, pharmacy technicians may often interact with patients directly and as they fill prescription orders and perform administrative tasks. As pharm techs take on a greater role in pharmacy operations, the employment outlook for pharmacy technicians is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations nationally for the next decade.
Emergency Medical Technician
In an emergency, lives depend on quick reaction from EMTs and Paramedics. They respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. As population grows, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow much faster than average nationally over the next ten years.
Sterile Processing Technician
An essential behind-the-scenes role in hospitals and surgical centers is that of the sterile processing technician. Sterile Processing Techs ensure the instruments and devices used by medical personnel for surgeries and other procedures are contaminant-free. If you are interested in getting started on your healthcare career as a Sterile Processing Technician, Fortis’s experienced and caring faculty, small class sizes and comprehensive curriculum can help you attain the knowledge and skills you need.
In this growing field, the cardiovascular technology professional is an integral member of the healthcare team. Fortis has designed a comprehensive educational program to help students gain the knowledge and real-world hands-on skills they need to get started. In small classes, students learn from our dedicated faculty as they share their experiences and guide students through the structured curriculum. Prepare for your entry-level position as a cardiovascular technology professional in a hospital or other healthcare facility by investing in yourself at Fortis.
In an emergency, lives depend on quick reactions from emergency responders and paramedics are critical members of this team. Paramedics are trained emergency health providers and respond to all types of emergency calls ranging from car accidents, to accidents in the home to fires and more. Paramedics are trained professionals responsible for performing emergency treatment in the field and transporting patients to medical facilities. As our population grows, the need for these “first responders” will continue to grow as well. Learn more about training to become a Paramedic at our Smyrna, Georgia and Mobile, Alabama campuses.