Are you considering committing to a program with HMC? We understand how much goes into the choice to make a career change. We also understand how difficult it is to make a choice like pursuing a career in the medical field when you’re not sure what’s waiting on the other side. At HMC, our students start their journeys from all points of life — there’s no one way to succeed as a student! When considering any school or program, hearing from an alumni can be a powerful tool to help you make the decision that’s best for you. An [...]
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To put it simply, a medical assistant is a trained professional who assists doctors and nurses with various clinical and administrative procedures. Medical assistants can expect to work in hospitals, clinics, or doctor’s offices. They perform essential tasks that help these offices run smoothly. Some of the medical assistant’s job responsibilities might include: Patient intake Answering phone calls Scheduling visits Taking patients’ vitals Ordering medical supplies Updating medical charts Cleaning and preparing exam rooms Sterilizing medical tools Assisting the doctor with minor surgical procedures Other clinical duties under the supervision of a doctor or registered nurse Medical assistants play an essential [...]
Graduating from school is an exciting milestone, but it also marks the beginning of a new journey – finding your first ‘real’ job. The transition to the professional world can be challenging, but with the right strategies, you can find a role that checks all the boxes! Figure out Your Goals and Interests Before diving into the job search, take some time to reflect on your career goals and interests. What kind of work environment are you looking for? What skills and experiences do you want to gain? Having a clear understanding of your aspirations will guide your job search and [...]
Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in the healthcare industry, ensuring that patients receive the right medications in a safe and timely manner. Their work involves a combination of technical skills, customer service, and attention to detail. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at a day in the life of a pharmacy technician to gain insight into their busy and rewarding profession. Morning Rush: Preparing for the Day 6:30 AM: The day often starts early for a pharmacy technician. They arrive at the pharmacy and begin by reviewing the schedule and any pending prescriptions from the night before. [...]
If you’re considering Hawaii Medical College, you’ve probably considered what your future might look like as you enter the medical field. Whether you’re hoping to work in healthcare to have a positive impact in your community, job stability, or the diverse opportunities for growth you’ll encounter, the first hurdle you’ll face post-grad is getting your first job. While we understand the anxiety and pressure you might feel, we’re here to remind you that HMC is skilled at supporting graduates. So, whether you’re fresh out of school or looking to change careers, here’s how we can help. Securing Your Post-Grad Job: One [...]
Our founder, Ashton Cudjoe, has a message for you — “Believe that you can!” This message is the foundation of our mission here at HMC. As noted in a recent video available on our website, our objective at Hawaii Medical College is to help our students believe in the philosophy that goals are achievable. By believing this as truth, we can overcome the barriers we set before ourselves that tell us it’s not worth it to try. At HMC, if you do the work, things will come to pass for your benefit. We understand that students come to [...]
Taking the leap to pursue your career through education is an exciting and hopeful time, but the cost of tuition can sometimes be a barrier. While funding your future may be daunting, financial aid can help you close the gaps. Don’t count yourself out of an education, especially before knowing what aid you might qualify for. If you’re considering applying for financial aid, here are some tips to help you in your process. Start Early: Applying for financial aid should be on your radar well before you even apply to your chosen career college. Early preparation not only helps to relieve [...]
Being a working student is no small task. Between juggling academic pursuits and working to support yourself and/or your family, it's easy to overlook the importance of self-care. However, taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being is crucial to any sustainability in education and work. If you tend to shrug off self-care, keep reading for some tips to find a balance amidst your busy life. Establish a Realistic Schedule: Creating a well-structured schedule is the first step towards maintaining self-care as a working student. Tools like Google Calendar or an agenda can not only help you keep life organized [...]
Embarking on the journey of returning to school as an adult after a significant time away from the classroom is an exhilarating and transformative experience. As we grow older, our aspirations and goals may shift, leading us to seek new knowledge, career advancements, or personal fulfillment. That said, it can also feel overwhelming and intimidating. While you’re not alone if you’re experiencing these feelings, there are steps you can take to prepare now so that you don’t have to play catch up later. Reflecting on Your Motivation: Before diving into the logistics of going back to school, take a moment to [...]
The medical field offers a multitude of rewarding and dynamic career opportunities. While a traditional four-year college degree is often perceived as the standard path, obtaining a diploma from a trade school can be a smart and efficient way to launch your career in healthcare. Practical Education and Specialized Training: Trade schools focus on providing practical education and specialized training tailored to specific careers. In the medical field, trade schools offer programs such as medical assisting, healthcare administration, billing & coding, pharmacy technician, advanced nurse aide, and more. These programs combine online instruction with hands-on training, equipping students with the practical [...]