STEP into a Job!™ provides scholarships and supportive services for low-wage workers looking to make the transition to a career in healthcare.

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STEP Into a Job! builds pathways that create opportunities for workers to step into jobs that offer family-sustaining wages and strong growth opportunities.

We invite you to get involved and help us make a difference in the lives of our students.

Employer Partnerships

STEP partners with top Bay Area medical employers to match skilled workers with your employment opportunities. Through externships (residencies), employer campus visits, and hiring events, we help local employers fill jobs and build a skilled workforce. Let us show you why we are a trusted partner and how we can help develop a pipeline of talent for your institution.

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STEP is unique because we understand and address the financial and other obstacles our students face on their path to a healthcare career. . We invite you to join us in making a difference in a student’s life by helping eliminate the barriers that hold her back, helping her to achieve her dreams and enjoy a family-sustaining career.

With your support, our goal is to remove obstacles that stand in the way of our students’ success – from fees, to childcare, to transportation, and more. By helping us provide access to critical supports such as child care, transportation, career services and counseling, your contribution supports the vital wraparound services that enable our students to complete their training and launch their new careers.

  • Lack of childcare and/or transportation
  • English-language learners
  • Previous involvement with the justice system
  • Structural and systemic barriers to wealth-building
  • Individual and family health problems

Source: Bluestone, Barry and Melnik, Mark. “After the Recovery: Help Needed.” Civic Ventures, 2010.

Historically, BAMA has ranked in the top 10% of B-Corps (benefits corStudents are at the center of all we do. STEP builds on the impact achieved by the Bay Area Medical Academy since its launch in 2005. BAMA has ranked in the top 10% of B-Corps (benefits corporations) based on rigorous standards of social performance, accountability, and transparency.

BAMA staff have an open-door policy and are always available to support students. In addition, BAMA has a well-established track record of partnering with social agencies to help people who face social barriers attend school. We are proud that our alumni often refer their friends and family to start their own career journey with us.

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Help Bay Area Workers Retrain for Essential Jobs in Healthcare—including Medical Assisting, COVID Testing, and Vaccine Administration.

We invite you to get involved and help us make a difference in the lives of our students.

BAMA partners with top Bay Area medical employers for externships (residencies), employer campus visits, and hiring events. Let us show you why we are a trusted partner and how we can help develop a pipeline of talent for your institution.

We know the biggest barriers for our students are financial—whether that’s the upfront fees of training, the cost-of-living and supporting a family, or trying to eliminate debt. That’s why we invite you to make a difference in a student’s life by helping eliminate the barriers that holds her back, helping her to achieve her dreams and enjoy a family-sustaining career.