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Saint Louis, MO   63110

About Washington University in St. Louis

WashU’s Medical Apprenticeship programs provide on-the-job training as you work as an employee toward earning a national credential of a medical assistant or medical administrative position. Applicants can pick either a clinical or non-clinical career path once enrolled in the program.

Our apprentices are full-time WashU employees on day one. Apprentices are eligible for WashU’s many benefits, including health, dental and vision care, retirement savings, tuition reimbursements, family and well-being programming, and more. While you learn and work, you earn a paycheck. 

Our program is a yearlong program in which our apprentices are in the classrooms four hours a week for the first 12 weeks, while learning and working in a clinic the remaining 36 hours a week. Applicants are hired as patient care associates and able to climb the career ladder through our unique program. 

At 12 weeks, apprentices take the national certification exam. Upon passing, apprentices receive a pay increase and work 40 hours a week in the clinic for the remaining 40 weeks of the program. Once graduating the apprenticeship program, we encourage our employees to stay with WashU. 

Services Offered

  • Training

EEO Statement

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The university does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.

It is the policy of the university to: (1) provide equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees; (2) administer recruiting, hiring, compensation and benefit practices, training, upgrading and promotion procedures, transfers and terminations of employment without discrimination because of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, disability or genetic information; (3) provide a workplace free from harassment based on any of the foregoing factors; and (4) encourage the hiring of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Commitment to EEO/Affirmative Action (PDF)

Currently Available Apprenticeships