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Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)


The Mountain Area Health Education Center is the center of excellence for improving the health of Western North Carolina. Located in Asheville, MAHEC serves healthcare professionals, students, and institutions throughout a 16-county region in Western North Carolina. Counties served are Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey. Our mission is to provide education, information, technology, research, training, and services to improve health outcomes in Western North Carolina through partnerships and neutrality.

MAHEC is often described as a pipeline for healthcare training. We connect middle and high school students to health career opportunities; we connect health science students to communities; our residency programs train the best and brightest graduates; and thousands of healthcare professionals are connected to better health through our continuing education programs.

We are a member of the North Carolina AHEC system, one of the oldest and most extensive AHEC systems in the country. The NC AHEC Program evolved in an effort to address national and state concerns with the supply, distribution, retention and quality of health professionals.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC. Resumes and/or applications are accepted for current openings only, which are listed below. To apply, send a resume & cover letter or complete a MAHEC application. Applications and/or resumes may be mailed to MAHEC, HR Department, 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or faxed to (828) 257-4710. Electronic submission or email questions may be made by using the following address: Questions may be referred to (828) 257-4499. Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities & Spanish/English bilingual persons are strongly encouraged to apply. As a health education center, MAHEC is dedicated to providing a healthy environment for our customers and staff so we are a tobacco-free campus. This means smoking and the use of tobacco products will not be permitted at any MAHEC facility.

Benefited employees hired to work a regular schedule of 20 hours/week or more are eligible for the following:
  • Employee & Family Health & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Ten Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan
  • Flex Account Spending for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short Term Leave
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Professional Education Support
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Free On-Site Parking

Mountain Area Health Education Center
121 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Tel: (828) 257-4499 (Human Resources)
Fax: (828) 257-4710 (Human Resources)

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