Changing careers often involves financial considerations, especially student debt when you need to pursue school to get where you want to go. For many, part of this journey may mean accruing some debt. While the idea of accumulating debt may seem daunting, it's essential to recognize that student loans aren't always bad, especially when they allow you to enter a higher paying career than can benefit you for the rest of your life. For many, student loans mean access to advanced degrees and specialized training, propelling them into higher-paying and more fulfilling careers. The upfront cost of education can be intimidating [...]
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If you’re entertaining a new career, odds are you’re less than satisfied with your current work. Whether it's pay, stability, or purpose, something new is calling you. While this can certainly be exciting, many of us feel overwhelmed and intimidated by change, especially if it’s a big transition like going to school for a new career! While you might feel alone in this, it’s a completely normal feeling that many students, HMC students alike, have navigated to pursue their goals. Assessing the Need for Change: The first step in this transformative process is an honest self-assessment. Reflect on your current career, [...]
' The decision to enter the medical field is an exciting prospect. The purposeful work that takes place within this career path can take many shapes and forms. This diversity and the number of roles one can play within this world is enough to overwhelm anyone who’s at the onset of their journey and deciding which path to commit to. One of the quickest ways to enter the medical field, and a path that many of our students choose, is becoming an Advanced Nurse Aide or Patient Care Technician. The Hawaii Medical College program to enter this career takes 252 hours [...]
Accreditation matters! In recent years, attention has flocked to stories of educational institutions whose purpose was profit over students. These schools, also called “diploma mills,” are primarily interested in churning out graduates as quickly as possible so they can maximize how much they pocket from tuition payments. Recently, one institution was exposed to Stories of diploma mills and educational institutions that take advantage of students. A recent investigation exposed multiple Florida-based nursing schools for selling thousands of fake diplomas, allowing those who purchased them to sit for national nursing exams. Those who managed to pass have been working with patients across [...]
The medical field offers a wide variety of careers with endless possibilities. With so many options, it can be difficult to decide which path to pursue. One popular choice among our students is becoming a Healthcare Administrator. HMC provides both a 15-month healthcare diploma program and a 24-month Associate Applied Science (AAS) program to begin your journey in this profession. Unlike medical assistants who interact with patients, healthcare administrators do valuable work behind the scenes to prepare the information needed for billing and payment of medical care. If you’ve ever received a medical bill, you may have an HMC graduate to [...]
In a perfect world, life would pause when you enroll in school. We know that focusing on your studies might be easier with a guarantee that your responsibilities would be handled, your loved ones taken care of, and your bills paid on time while you’re enrolled in a program. Hawai‘i Medical College (HMC) understands that this perfect world does not exist for many of us who choose to invest in our careers through education. As Hawai‘i’s long-standing, locally-owned medical career college, we’re in touch with the unique roadblocks our students may face when making the choice to enter school. For this [...]
The medical field is a diverse landscape of careers that offers limitless opportunities. These choices are so numerous that it can be overwhelming to understand which career path you might be interested in committing to. One profession that many of our students choose is Clinical Medical Assistant. HMC offers both a 15-month healthcare diploma and a 24-month Associate Applied Science (AAS) program to start your career as a medical assistant. If you’ve ever been to a doctor’s office, you’ve likely interacted with a medical assistant who finished a program like those at HMC. Medical assistants may follow a variety of career [...]
Join us in celebrating 15 years as Hawai‘i’s accredited, accessible, and supportive vocational education, preparing students for successful careers in the healthcare field. We’ve come a long way since our first year serving students. Hawaii Medical College (HMC) first opened its doors on May 10, 2007, in a communal office space. Over the next years, we grew out of our original home, with classrooms and clinical spaces spanning multiple floors in our current building. When COVID hit, we changed with the times again, converting programs to predominantly online formats to ensure students could continue learning despite the pandemic’s challenges. Now, we [...]
We recently held a Fireside Chat with Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Olevson. Financial aid can be confusing, but you're better off trying to understand it. We want to help you find a way to go to school at an affordable price and get a great job when you're done!
Hawaii Medical College (HMC) prepares its students and graduates for future careers in the healthcare industry. They partner with healthcare employers like Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience, which provides a pathway to employment in the healthcare field for students and graduates through externships. Check out our feature by HI NOW.