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Recruit a CMA (AAMA)®

You're committed to hiring a qualified medical assistant. But how do you find them? Consider these tips: 

Tip 1: Announce job openings directly to CMAs (AAMA)® 

The AAMA holds the exclusive database of more than 80,000 CMAs (AAMA) nationwide, with the option to narrow list rental contacts according to city, state(s), and ZIP code(s). Consider other advertising opportunities, as well.

Tip 2: Check for the AAMA stamp of approval  

Anyone can claim to be certified, but not everyone can claim to be a CMA (AAMA).

Easily confirm certification at Verify CMA (AAMA) Status.

Or ask to see a job candidate's CMA (AAMA) certificate. 

Tip 3: Offer to serve as a practicum site 

The benefits of serving as a practicum site are wide-reaching:

  • Build relationships with program directors and educators
    • The more they know you, the better you can help each other
    • Good networking can help you meet practice needs for medical assisting personnel
  • Get firsthand knowledge of the clinical skills necessary for graduates
  • Training can lead to good staffing
    • You might just find the student you help train will become the graduate you wish to hire

Find a program near you! Go to Medical Assisting/CAAHEP- and ABHES-Accredited Programs.

Tip 4: Cultivate connections in your community 

Build a network of contacts in your area:

  • Contact local accredited programs 
    • Request information about their placement services and employable candidates
  • Network with local members
    • Call the AAMA Membership Department at 800/228-2262 for assistance with contacting a state or local chapter affiliate officer. These grassroots volunteers can often help you spread the word to qualified, local CMAs (AAMA).