Meet 1B4J's Certified Medical Administrative Assistants
Friday Aug 19th, 2016
As part of the One Baltimore for Jobs initiative managed by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Humanim created a program to train Baltimore residents to become Certified Medical Administrative Assistants.
The goal of this grant-funded pilot program is to provide training for individuals who are under-employed, unemployed or live in distressed neighborhoods. Through the rigorous 13-week CMAA training program, 15 Baltimore women, ages 18-19, completed the training in July 2016 and are now officially Certified Medical Administrative Assistants. Three graduates have already found work as CMAAs, making $11 an hour or more. These women earned their nationally-recognized certifications through a combination of hard work and mutual support. One participant, Natasha Miller, walked 16 blocks each day to catch a free bus in order to make it to her classes.
Outcomes & Benefits
The new CMAAs are now working at Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, and the University of Maryland Medical System.