Medical Assistant Apprenticeship

Interested in meaningful work as a medical assistant at Munson Healthcare? Get paid while you train! Munson Healthcare will prepare you for this exciting and fulfilling career. Certified medical assistants are in demand across northern Michigan.

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About the Program

Medical AssistantMedical assistants are valued members of the healthcare delivery team and perform both administrative duties and clinical procedures. The nine-month apprenticeship program beginning August 23, 2021, prepares entry-level medical assistants to work in outpatient medical settings under the direction of a healthcare provider.

The training includes both formal education and practical experience, providing the knowledge and skills required to perform administrative functions, update patient charts, bill insurance companies, assess patients, administer injections, and much more.

After completing the program, students will have the knowledge and experience needed to take the national exam to earn a Certified Medical Assistant credential. This Medical Assistant Certificate program is offered through a partnership with Baker College and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Training Locations

This opportunity is available throughout the Munson Healthcare system. Program participants will be employed in Munson Healthcare family practice clinics for the duration of their apprenticeship.

In the primary care setting, students will gain a wide breadth of experience in a fast-paced environment and will also have the opportunity to develop enhanced skills that will be useful in specialty clinics. After the apprenticeship period, many students will be able to remain employed in the clinic in which they were trained.

Munson Healthcare’s Investment

Medical AssistantThe apprenticeship partnership is just one way Munson Healthcare invests in its healthcare team. The organization will pay the program tuition as well as the students’ salary and benefits. The starting pay rate for apprentices is $14 per hour with an increase to $14.25 after 180 days. Upon successful completion of the certification exam, participants will receive an upgrade in title and an increase in pay to reflect their credential. The salary range for certified medical assistants is $16.42 - $22.03, commensurate with experience. In return, apprentices commit to staying with Munson Healthcare for two years.

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