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Join Duke Health as a Certified Medical Assistant 

At Duke Health, we are driven by a compassionate commitment to advance health together. This commitment allows us to pioneer breakthroughs and work together to improve community health in the Triangle and beyond — but most importantly, this commitment guides us as provide outstanding care to patients, their families, and each other. 

Opportunities await for certified medical assistants at Duke Health. With programs designed to help you advance your career and unwavering support both in work and in life, at Duke Health, you'll join a culture that truly brings out your best.

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Medical Assistant Team Members

Incentives and Benefits Designed for You

Commitment Bonuses: Full-time certified medical assistant positions are eligible for a $5,000 commitment bonus. 

Referral Bonuses: Team members can earn monetary rewards of up to $1,000 and other prizes for referring prospective team members to Duke Health. 

Career Ladder: This program helps certified medical assistants continue to advance their careers through promotion. 

Career Variety: Duke Health has certified medical assistant opportunities across the Triangle in a variety of specialties — from pediatrics to oncology and beyond.

Back-up Care Service: 10 annual days of back-up care at discounted rates using Bright Horizons' network of caregivers who provide temporary care when team members have a disruption in their regular care. Team members can use these 10 days either in-home for both child and adults for $6 per hour, or at a Bright Horizons center at $15 per child per day or $25 per family.

Tuition Assistance: Team members can receive tuition assistance of up to $5,250 per calendar year after two years of full-time employment through the Employee Tuition Assistance Program. Beginning July 1, 2023, team members can utilize this after just six months.

In addition to these incentives and benefits, Duke Health invests in all full-time team members with comprehensive benefits through our Total Rewards Program. 

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Advance Your Medical Assistant Career

After being born at Duke University Hospital and growing up surrounded by family members who were employed at Duke, Shondalyn always felt destined to do the same. She first joined Duke Health in 2007 as an entry-level certified medical assistant, but with support and resources from her managers and team, she’s been able to advance her career to become a CMA III. 

Read Shondalyn's Story

Opportunities await to advance your medical assistant career here at Duke Health.

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