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Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 55450


Job Summary

Munson Healthcare is excited to announce the third annual Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program! 

About the Program:

The selected apprentices will receive paid on the job training as a Medical Assistant at a Munson Healthcare facility while attending lectures and laboratory training through Baker College's 9-month Medical Assistant Certificate Program. At the completion of the program apprentices will have the opportunity to complete the AAMA certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant! 

In collaboration with Michigan Works!, Munson Healthcare will be covering the cost of the Baker College Tuition for the selected apprentices in exchange for a service commitment at the completion of the program. 

What is a Medical Assistant?

A Medical Assistant is an allied health professional who supports Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers in a clinic setting. The role includes both clinical and administrative duties and frequent interaction with patients and their families. 

Clinical Duties may include: 

  • Taking medical histories
  • Explaining treatment and procedures to patients
  • Timely follow through and completion of referral requests
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Assisting the physician during exams
  • Collecting and preparing lab specimens
  • Performing basic laboratory tests including blood draws
  • Instructing patients via standardized pathways and protocols
  • Preparing and administrating medications as directed by the physician
  • Injections
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings
  • Other clinical services as required by specialty 

Administrative Duties may include:

  • Answering phones
  • Greeting patients
  • Documenting and updating medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Arranging for hospital admissions, referrals and laboratory services
  • Using computer applications


  • Apprentice Pay: $16.04 / hour
  • Apprentice Pay after completion of 180 day introductory period:: $16.29/ hour
  • Upon receiving Credential: $18.90 - $22.68 (commensurate with experience) 

 Application and Selection Process:

  1. Apply online to this job posting!
  2. You will be contacted by a Recruiter for a phone interview
  3. If selected to continue you will complete a paper application for the program and apply for admission to Baker College
  4. Interview with Munson Healthcare Managers
  5. If offered an apprenticeship, apply for funding with Michigan Works!
  6. Program starts August 28, 2023

**Possible clinic placement locations include Cadillac, Traverse City, Manistee, Frankfort, Charlevoix, Grayling, and Gaylord based on apprentice preference and preceptor availability. All Apprentices will have to attend a Baker College class once a week in their Cadillac.**

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