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Heathcare Career Training in San Francisco and San Jose, CA

Hands-On Training. Real World Experience. Caring Instructors. Discover the BAMA Difference…

Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA) provides healthcare career training created in partnership with employers. We prepare individuals from different socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds for careers working in the healthcare industry. BAMA’s goal is to serve its students and the medical community through quality academic instruction and job-oriented, skills-training. We maintain a student-centered philosophy and use both traditional and innovative means to train our students. Bay Area Medical Academy is committed to the success of its students, believing that education is the best way to transform people’s lives.

  • Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy

    The BAMA Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program provides students with a comprehensive foundation in clinical and administrative skills necessary for working in the medical field. Our Program prepares students for 3 certifications. Learn more.

  • Pharmacy Technician

    The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for entry-level work in retail and hospital pharmacies. Students who complete this program are prepared to take national certification exams offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Learn more.

  • Phlebotomy Technician

    Our Phlebotomy Technician Course is one of only two programs in San Francisco approved by the CA Department of Public Health for CPT-1 certification. It consists of two segments: classroom training, including both lecture and lab, and clinical externship. Learn more.

  • CPR

    This American Heart Association course is intended for healthcare providers taking BLS CPR for the first time, or those whose certification has expired. Learn more.

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Employers That Hire BAMA Graduates

Externship Placements

Our holistic training model ensures that students receive valuable clinical experience via externships at medical facilities throughout the Bay Area. The quality of our training is shown in the large number of students employed at externship facilities. Learn more »

What Sets Us Apart

Bay Area Medical Academy provides students with the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to prepare you for a rewarding and successful career in healthcare.

  • Smaller School – We provide a nurturing learning environment where every student receives personalized attention. Our staff, instructors, and administrators know every student by their first name.
  • Quality Instructors – Our courses are taught by a knowledgeable staff of registered nurses, clinical laboratory technicians and other healthcare professionals, each with more than twenty years of experience.
  • Employer Partnerships – Bay Area Medical Academy is a leader in Healthcare Workforce Education in the Bay Area. We are a talent supplier to medical facilities in the area and maintain strong ties with the medical community that we serve.
  • Ongoing Career Services – Our Career Services Coordinator will meet with you to identify your short and long term career goals.
  • Certified B Corp – B Corporations are a new kind of corporations for a new economy. They create higher quality jobs and improve the quality of life in our communities.

About BAMA

Bay Area Medical Academy is a talent pool for medical facilities in the Bay Area, preparing students with licensing and certification for the healthcare field.

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Career Services

We help with everything from resume and interview assistance to direct job referrals and leads. Students and graduates receive ongoing assistance from the moment they join BAMA.

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Book a campus tour at Bay Area Medical Academy to meet some of our students and instructors and get a feel for what it’s like to be part of the BAMA community.

An Accredited Institution

Bay Area Medical Academy has been granted accreditation in institutional compliance with the criteria of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out!

Take the BAMA “Healthcare Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now »

Is a Rewarding Career in Healthcare Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Healthcare and exploring whether BAMA is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information. For immediate questions, call 415-217-0077

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