Medical Assistant Apprenticeship

Singing River Healthcare Academy’s Medical Assistant Apprenticeship combines classroom study, clinical training, mentoring, and work-based learning to prepare our apprentices for professional certification and their healthcare career.

What is a Medical Assistant (MA)?

Medical Assistants (MAs) play a key role in keeping healthcare practices and departments running smoothly. MAs generally perform both administrative and clinical tasks in order to support the care team that they are a part of. MAs often greet patients and ready them for examination or treatment by a physician or other provider.

Through Singing River’s Medical Assistant (MA) Apprenticeship program you will complete classroom and clinical learning and get 18 months of on-the-job training in preparation for professional certification as a Medical Assistant (MA).

Medical Assistant Career Path

Because Medical Assistants (MAs) fulfill a wide array of responsibilities, beginning your healthcare career as a Medical Assistant Apprentice can help pave the way to a variety of career tracks within medicine. MA Apprentices who uncover a passion for administrative tasks and record-keeping may pursue a career in clinical support, whereas those who favor patient care activities may want to become a Certified Medical Assistant or explore nursing roles like becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN).

What Our MA Apprentices Are Saying

“I sought an apprenticeship with the Healthcare Academy to further my career path. This is the second program that I have completed, and it has led to so many opportunities that I couldn’t do on my own.”

Zhania Ridgeway

“I sought an apprenticeship with the Healthcare Academy for my kids and to better myself for the future. I also wanted a change from being a CNA.”

Evelyn Spriggs

“I was looking for an opportunity to grow in the medical field. If you are considering going through the program, don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”

Ebony Barnes

“If your goal is to evolve in healthcare, this is a great program. Stay focused.”

Antwonette Mitchell

Medical Assistant (MA) Apprenticeship Basics

Program Length:
18 months
Average MA salary:
$45,000 annually with full benefits*
Potential career paths:
Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Clinical Support Specialty Roles
American Medical Technologists Registered Medical Assistant Certification


If you’re interested in Singing River Healthcare Academy’s Medical Assistant (MA) Apprenticeship, click here to contact us.

*Avg. salary is based on 2022 statistics including overtime pay, experience, and certifications