Exploring Specializations in Medical Assisting: Which Path is Right for You?


Medical assisting is a dynamic and rewarding career path that offers opportunities for specialization and growth. As a medical assistant, you play a crucial role in supporting healthcare professionals, providing patient care, and ensuring smooth clinical operations. However, with various specializations available within the field, it's essential to explore your options and determine which path aligns best with your interests, skills, and career goals. Let’s delve into the different specializations in medical assisting to help you identify the right fit for you. Clinical Medical Assisting: Clinical medical assistants work directly with patients, assisting healthcare providers with examinations, procedures, and treatments. [...]

Exploring Specializations in Medical Assisting: Which Path is Right for You?2024-05-31T00:40:27+00:00

Exploring Opportunities: The Current Healthcare Job Market in Hawai’i


Are you considering a career in healthcare in the beautiful islands of Hawai'i? As you embark on this exciting journey, it's essential to understand the landscape of the healthcare job market in the Aloha State. From registered nurses to medical assistants, healthcare professionals play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of Hawai'i's diverse population. Let's dive into the current trends and opportunities awaiting aspiring healthcare professionals in Hawai'i. Overview of the Healthcare Job Market in Hawai'i Hawai'i's healthcare industry is experiencing significant growth, driven by several factors: Population Dynamics: With a population that's both growing and aging, the demand for [...]

Exploring Opportunities: The Current Healthcare Job Market in Hawai’i2024-05-31T00:40:27+00:00

In the New Year, Start a New Career


Hawaii Medical College Offers Programs to Start a New Healthcare Career Within a Year Hawaii Medical College has been helping students begin stable, well-paying careers in healthcare for the past 16 years. Offering both Diploma and Degree programs, the college is helping to fill the needs of the healthcare industry in Hawaii. Now, more than ever, the need for Medical Assistants, Nurse Aides, Healthcare Administrators / Billing & Coding, and Pharmacy Technicians is at an all-time high. Those seeking a new path can benefit from the multitude of available positions. Popular diploma-level programs take just 10 months, while AAS degree [...]

In the New Year, Start a New Career2024-05-31T00:40:28+00:00

What is it like to become a Medical Assistant?


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 [...]

What is it like to become a Medical Assistant?2024-05-31T00:40:28+00:00

Landing Your First Job: Top Tips for Recent Grads


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 [...]

Landing Your First Job: Top Tips for Recent Grads2024-05-31T00:40:28+00:00

A Day in the Life: Pharmacy Technician


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. [...]

A Day in the Life: Pharmacy Technician2024-05-31T00:40:29+00:00

The Reason You’re Here: Getting Hired Post Grad


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 [...]

The Reason You’re Here: Getting Hired Post Grad2024-05-31T00:40:29+00:00

Embracing the Journey: Preparing to Go Back For the First Time in a While


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 [...]

Embracing the Journey: Preparing to Go Back For the First Time in a While2024-03-28T02:38:28+00:00

Leveling Up: Growing Your Career for Years in the Medical Field


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 [...]

Leveling Up: Growing Your Career for Years in the Medical Field2024-03-28T02:38:28+00:00

Do You Really Need College to Succeed? Let’s Cut to the Chase.


High school graduation on the horizon, and clueless about your next move? Or have you been grinding for years and desperate to escape your dead-end job? College may seem like the obvious choice, but before you commit, let's get real about whether it's worth your precious time and hard-earned cash. Truth be told, there are countless ways to carve out a kickass future. Is College a Must for Success?  Sure, plenty of folks credit their college experience for their later triumphs, but here's a reality check: many wildly successful individuals never set foot in a lecture hall or never finished their [...]

Do You Really Need College to Succeed? Let’s Cut to the Chase.2024-03-28T02:38:28+00:00
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