Tech startup launches solution to the critical workforce shortage

Healthcare systems are continuously competing for the same shrinking talent pool. Apprenticeships solve employers’ worker shortages by attracting promising, diverse candidates to the healthcare field.

This model works well on both sides of the equation. Healthcare systems fill critical roles in a cost-effective way while unlocking opportunities for candidates in their communities who cannot afford the expense and time requirements of traditional pathways.

Hospitals who have implemented apprenticeships have seen a 48% improvement in turnover and a 3x return on investment.

Stepful fully manages these apprenticeship programs and helps employers leverage grant funding to further improve their return on investment.

Stepful currently runs nationwide Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technician and Licensed Practical Nursing apprenticeship.

Learn more about Stepful’s registered apprenticeships to upskill your workforce and unlock new talent pipelines in your area. Visit us at

Learning Points

  • Highly impactful and effective programs (80% graduation rates, 85% certification rates) with over 3,000 graduates
  • National coverage
  • Diverse apprentice body - 88% low income and 90% Black and Latinx


“This is the best learning experience I have had! You have some of the best instructors who use real-world experience and know that life happens, so they give you the benefit of the doubt.”

Victoria C.
Medical Assistant Student, Class of March 2024


“ I LOVE THIS PROGRAM. I swear I tried so many times to become a medical assistant and with this program I finally did it. I'm literally in tears. This program makes it so easy to learn and understand the clinical role as a medical assistant.”

Medical Assistant Graduate, Class of July 2023

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