Singing River Healthcare Academy

Earn while you learn with Singing River Healthcare Academy, Mississippi’s first medical apprenticeship program.

Begin Your Healthcare Career With on-the-Job Training

Do you want a career in healthcare but don’t know where to begin?

Singing River Healthcare Academy may be just the place for you. Established as the state of Mississippi’s very first medical apprenticeship program, we pride ourselves on providing growth opportunities and career pathways to improve health and save lives in our community through a bigger, better, more diverse workforce.

Rendering of our state-of-the-art, four-story Singing River Healthcare Academy facility, which is projected to open its doors in Fall of 2025.

Apprenticeships & Workforce Development Programs

As our cutting-edge, four-story Healthcare Academy facility is undergoing construction, we are working to expand our programs, offerings, and partnerships. Explore more below.

Earn While You Learn

One of the biggest perks of pursuing an apprenticeship program like ours is that there is no cost to the program. In fact, we pay you while you’re in training!

During your apprenticeship, your time is split between classroom learning, practical application, and work within the healthcare system. After achieving the required clinical hours, apprentices can apply for their certification exam. 

Upon completion of your apprenticeship, Singing River Health System will offer immediate employment to qualified graduates in high-demand critical specialties such as certified nurse assistants, surgical techs, and licensed practical nurses.


  • Earn while you learn
  • Get certified
  • On-the-job-training
  • Grow skillsets
  • Fill high-demand jobs
  • Community & school partnerships

“The Registered Apprenticeship workforce model is a combination of On-the-Job training and classroom learning. Apprentices will receive robust training, incremental pay increases, and mentorship. “

Jackie Turner, Executive Director for Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Who Can Apply?

Anyone age 18 or over can apply for our apprenticeship programs. Qualifications may vary by individual program. Space is limited and admission is subject to availability. Applications can be submitted online and are then followed by an interview process and background & reference check.

Apprenticeships are a good fit for anyone looking to accelerate their career in healthcare and to learn valuable skills.

Apply for an Apprenticeship

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