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Begin a Rewarding Career at Bronson!

Want to work in the healthcare industry without a college degree? Bronson has a variety of exciting options where you can share your unique talents and abilities, and experience endless opportunities for growth. We provide tuition reimbursement, scholarships and a variety of on-the-job learning and training opportunities. This is your career. Where will you take it?

As a member of Team Bronson, you will earn competitive pay - minimum of $15/hour for every job - and comprehensive benefits package, while also making a positive impact in your community. We will provide you with on-site learning, as well as help you obtain the certifications that may be required for the job you choose. So get started now and let us help you gain the skills needed to be successful today and to grow your career in the future.

Region’s Leading Employer

This means that as your skills grow, so can you! As part of our benefits package, employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement, scholarship opportunities and more. Learn more about our comprehensive benefits package.

Bronson is known for excellence. Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo is a Level 1 Trauma Center and Magnet Recognized. Also, Bronson Battle Creek has received an ‘A’ Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group (2021), and Bronson LakeView has been recognized with the Rural Hospital Top Performance Award (2016).

Choose a Career at Bronson

When you join Team Bronson, you join a team that cares for each other as much as they care for their patients. No matter what job you choose, you’ll experience Bronson Positivity and what it’s like to be supported and valued as a team member.

Wondering what Bronson Positivity can mean as an employee? Check out this story about how the surgery team recognized Sheldon, an Environmental Services Associate, for a job well done.

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"I am proud to work as a medical assistant at Bronson."

Talonda works at the Bronson Cancer Center in Battle Creek. She is proud of the way her team goes above and beyond for their patients, making sure they receive exceptional care and an exceptional experience. She also appreciates that her leaders work hard to provide her with a healthy work-life balance, and support her as she works toward completing her nursing degree.

Read Talonda's Story

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"I always knew that I wanted to be a surgery nurse."

Anne started her career at Bronson as a phlebotomist in 1990. Over the years, she has worked in several different departments and roles, including staff nurse, charge nurse, clinical coordinator, practice manager, nurse manager and currently nurse director of perioperative services at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

Read Anne's Story

Opportunities in Clinical Setting

Whether you are a recent high school graduate, are looking for a new career in the growing healthcare industry, or are an experienced clinical assistant, you belong at Bronson! If you are a dedicated and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about helping others, check out the patient-focused jobs below. Most of these roles require a high school degree or GED, along with additional certification.

Medical Assistants

  • To be eligible for this role, you must hold certification from an accredited Medical Assistant program and meet eligibility requirements to take the CMA, CCMA or RMA Certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Medical Assistants are eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $3,000!

As an MA you will work alongside the care team, completing general nursing functions like taking initial patient assessments, taking vital signs, giving immunizations, and providing various supportive tasks for providers.

Nursing Assistants

  • Patient Safety Assistants: does not require any education beyond a high school degree/GED.
  • PCA/ACA/CNA: applicants must already have required certifications or be willing to obtain required certification by the end of your orientation period
  • PCAs, ACAs and CNAs are eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $5,000!
Patient Safety Assistants, also known as patient sitters, are responsible for ensuring patient safety. You will monitor patients who require a close watch. As needed, you will call upon nursing staff to help respond with intervention.

As a patient care assistant (PCA) or acute care assistant (ACA) you will work alongside nurses to provide basic patient care. Some tasks you may be responsible for include answering patient call lights, phones or intercoms, gathering patient data, assisting patients with activities of daily living (ADLs), and restocking patient rooms.

Surgical Services

  • Central Services Sterilization Tech (CS Tech): No additional certifications or education required beyond a high school diploma/GED
  • Surgical Services Aid: No additional certifications or education required beyond a high school diploma/GED
  • Surgical Technologist: Requires a specialized surgical tech course/associates degree
  • Surgical Technologists are eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $10,000!

You’ll work alongside nurses, surgeons and other medical personnel in the operating room. You will be setting up the equipment for surgery and maintaining inventory as needed, preparing and maintaining the surgical field, documenting all activities in the surgical suite, and more.

Find a Surgical Services Job

Full-Time Central Services Sterilization Tech

Full-Time Surgical Technologist

Part-Time Surgical Technologist

Opportunities in Non-Clinical Settings

If you want to work for the region's largest employer, but are more interested in a non-clinical role, we have lots of great options to consider. What are some of the perks of these jobs?

  1. You don't need a ton of experience! You will receive lots of hands-on training so you feel comfortable and confident in your work.
  2. Your opportunities for growth are endless. As you learn more about your role and about Bronson, you can advance into new jobs within your department and throughout the healthcare system.
  3. You have flexible scheduling options. Many of these roles are hiring full- and part-time candidates, and have options to work first, second and third shifts.
  4. You will be working in a safe, positive environment with leaders who are invested in your success.

Environmental Services Associate

  • EVS Associates are eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $1,500!

As a Bronson Environmental Services Associate, you help keep the hospital clean and safe. Some of your assignments include cleaning patient rooms, public areas and surgical areas, stocking supplies, and cleaning and maintaining equipment.

Food Services Associate

  • Food Service Associate positions are eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $1,500!

As a member of our Food Services team, you play a crucial role in the overall experience of both patients, visitors and your own co-workers. Food Service Associates can work in one of three areas:

  • Hospital cafeteria: Prepare and serve meals, check-out and take payment customers, provide quality customer service
  • Retail cafe: Create and serve delicious drinks like coffee or smoothies, provide quality customer service
  • Patient meal services: Did you know that patients and family members order over 1,000 meals per day across the Bronson system? You can help deliver these meals upon request (requires direct patient contact).

Unit Clerk/Practice Support Assistant

Unit Clerks and Practice Support Assistants are responsible for standard clerical and receptionist work, helping clinical areas operate smoothly.

  • Unit Clerk: Unit clerks work within an assigned hospital unit. Some of your assignments include preparing patient records, coordinating unit communication systems (e.g. phones, nurse call system, hospital information systems), relaying information to unit staff, and maintaining supplies, equipment and overall unit environment.
  • Practice Support Assistant: Practice Support Assistants work at a primary care or specialty care office. Some responsibilities include answering phones, greeting patients, scheduling, patient check-in, and preparing and retrieving files.

Find a Unit Clerk/Practice Support Assistant Job

Unit Clerk Full-Time

Unit Clerk Part-Time

Want to Learn More?

Even more job openings may be available to you - like driving as a Lab Courier or working as a Medical Lab Assistant.

Visit our careers page to ask a question and learn more about why team members love working at Bronson.

Living and Working in Southwest Michigan

Battle Creek

Battle Creek and other Calhoun County communities like Marshall have a lot to offer! Located in South Central Michigan, Battle Creek is small enough to be friendly and inviting, yet big enough to provide a variety of activities, events and opportunities to explore.

The city of Battle Creek is conveniently located along I-94 between larger cities like Detroit and Chicago, and Grand Rapids and Indianapolis are not too far away either. While you are not far from these major cities, you're also very close to amazing beaches along Lake Michigan, ethnic and community festivals, concerts and countless outdoor activities.

The overall cost of living in Battle Creek is 7 percent lower than the national average, and residents have an average commute of 20 minutes – making it a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Learn More at Battle Creek Unlimited

Learn More from the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, and the surrounding areas of Portage, Richland, Mattawan and Texas Township, have much to offer. Kalamazoo’s lively downtown boasts many great dining experiences, shops and local breweries. It is home to minor league sports teams like the Kalamazoo KWings (ice hockey) and Kalamazoo Growlers (baseball). For the outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy expansive nature trails, well-maintained parks and lakes, and other waterfront activities.

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College make the area an education hub. For growing families, Kalamazoo is home to the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo Promise is a scholarship program that provides all Kalamazoo Public School graduate up to 100% tuition for post-secondary education. Created in 2005 through the generous donations of anonymous local donors, this is one of the most prolific scholarships this world has ever seen.

Kalamazoo is conveniently located along I-94 with larger cities like Detroit and Chicago only two hours away. Even closer, head 45 minutes north and enjoy a day trip to Grand Rapids to enjoy a lively art and entertainment scene. Or go 45 minutes west to enjoy the towns and beaches along Lake Michigan.

U.S. News recently rated Kalamazoo the #3 City to Live in Michigan, as well as the #14 Most Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. – making it a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Learn More at Discover Kalamazoo

Learn More from the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce

South Haven

South Haven is a breath of fresh air for anyone looking to experience the comfort of small town living on the Great Lakes. Settled along Lake Michigan, this quaint lakefront community is home to pristine white sand beaches and offers year-round culture and charm. Some of the outdoor attractions South Haven residents enjoy include:

  • Miles of sandy beach and lakeshore parks to enjoy
  • Four marinas with 229 boating slips available for either seasonal or transient boaters
  • The Michigan Maritime Museum and the famous South Haven Lighthouse
  • A lively downtown, featuring local boutiques, restaurants and bars, as well as a summertime farmer’s market
  • Nature trails, ideal for walking, biking and exploring

South Haven is only 45 minutes from the cities of Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids making it easy to take excursions for dining, shopping and entertainment. Even closer are other lakeshore communities to explore like St. Joseph, Saugatuck, Holland and Grand Haven.

Though it is a beach town, South Haven still ranks slightly below Michigan’s average cost of living. With its affordability and endless opportunities for outdoor fun, it is an ideal setting to raise a family with a relaxing, peaceful lifestyle.

Learn More About the City of South Haven

Paw Paw

There is a lot to like about the picturesque village of Paw Paw. This small town is known for its warm community and endless opportunities to enjoy the beauty of southwest Michigan. Paw Paw is home to many inland lakes and is close to some of Michigan’s best wineries. Located within Van Buren County, Paw Paw is close to numerous nature trails for walking, biking and exploring, farms where you can purchase delicious fresh fruit and produce, and gorgeous golf courses that are perfect for some friendly competition.

Living in Paw Paw is affordable! It ranks 21% below the national average for cost of living, and 42% below the national average for cost of housing. It is located 20 miles west of Kalamazoo, along I-94. So, whether you want to plan a weekend getaway in Chicago, spend the day along the beaches of South Haven or Grand Haven, or venture north to Grand Rapids, Paw Paw is the perfect town for those looking to enjoy the simplicity of small-town living, while never being far from more big-city action.

Learn more from the Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce

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