Clinical Assistants

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Join Our Team as a Clinical Assistant

Clinical and Medical Assistants are integral members of the health care teams at St. Luke’s. They are employed in nearly every primary and specialty clinic within the St. Luke’s system, located in Duluth, Superior, Hibbing, Mountain Iron, Silver Bay, Two Harbors, and Ashland.

Many of our clinical assistants are paired with a specific physician and all work closely with physicians and patients, creating special bonds over the years of providing ongoing care. Apply now.


What is a clinical assistant?

The clinical assistant performs a variety of tasks to assist doctors and mid-level practitioners in providing patient care, including escorting patients to exam rooms, checking vital signs, and coordinating ongoing care.

Formal job summary: The clinical assistant, under the medical direction of the clinic physicians and the general administrative direction of the clinic manager, is responsible for providing assistance to the physicians and mid-level practitioners through coordination of the patients visit and performing designated procedures and patient care. The clinical assistant also participates in quality and safety control and provides support services within the clinic when not providing patient care.


Am I required to have a medical assistant certification?

Yes, you are required to have a medical assistant certification within 120 days of joining our team.


What positions are currently open and how do I apply?

View open positions by clicking here and selecting Clinics under Select a Job Category. Then, scroll through to view all clinical assistant openings. Click on the position you are interested in and the link to apply is at the bottom of the screen.


What is it like to work at St. Luke’s?

St. Luke’s is a mission-driven nonprofit organization, dedicated to putting the patient first in everything we do. Health care jobs at St. Luke’s are extremely rewarding and fulfilling.


How much do medical assistants earn?

Starting pay for clinic assistants at St. Luke's is more than $14/hour if you have just finished school, and higher for people with experience. But the hourly wage is only part of your compensation package. We have generous medical, dental, retirement and paid time off benefits that are better than what's offered by many other employers. Learn more about St. Luke's great benefits.


Is there a signing bonus?

Yes, we have a $500 signing bonus for joining the St. Luke's team, plus you will receive an additional $500 bonus if you work here for 120 days and are certified as a clinical assistant. Our Human Resources team would love to provide more details. Please contact them using the form at the bottom of the page.


If I’m not already trained, where can I go to school?

Several schools in our region offer medical assistant degrees, and all have openings in the next round of admissions.

Duluth Business University
Lake Superior College
WITC: Superior, Ashland and Rice Lake


How long does school take?

Length varies slightly by school, but most programs can be completed in 15 months or less.


What will the job market be like after I graduate?

There is high demand for clinical assistants and it’s expected to see dramatic growth. Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics


How can I learn more?

To learn more call 218.249.3029 or fill out the form below.

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