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Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program

The application process normally takes place in January and July. 

Due to COVID-19, the next opportunity to apply will occur in early 2021

Do you ever dream of being in the medical field working alongside providers and helping patient’s live happier, healthier lives?

If so, this might be the pathway to begin your career!

The CHAS MA Apprenticeship Program provides 2000 hours of the job training and covers the program cost for those who wish to become Certified Medical Assistants (CMA). The training program takes one full year to complete and apprentices receive college credit. Following successful completion of the program, the employee would be required to pass the CCMA exam and would then work for a minimum of two years at CHAS as a CMA.

This training program will prepare you to take the test to become a Certified Medical Assistant (MA-C).  It is approved by the State of Washington as an equivalent to an MA-C program at a community or technical college. 

Our program:


Applicants selected for the program are CHAS Health employees, complete with benefits, competitive wage, and will be placed at a clinic upon program completion (with a 2 year commitment). 

Have Questions?

Get answers to frequently asked questions about our Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program by checking out our FAQ document!

What does a medical assistant do? 

Hear from one of our teachers: 


Going through this program has opened my eyes in helping me decide my future in the healthcare system. I highly recommend this program to anyone"
-Medical Assistant - Former Apprentice