Use of Apprenticeship to Meet Demand for Medical Assistants in the U.S.
Reports findings from a study of registered medical assistant (MA) apprenticeship programs in 12 states. Discusses the workforce needs these programs may help address, including workforce needs in rural communities. Describes the programs and discusses challenges with starting and maintaining MA apprenticeship programs.
Andrew D. Jopson, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
Health aides and assistants · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce supply and demand · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Alaska · Colorado · Idaho · Michigan · Montana · New Hampshire · Oregon · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina · Washington