• Do you enjoy teaching or coaching?
  • Did you know there are over 1,000 local job openings in education every year?
  • Would you like to be a part of the next cohort of educators shaping Hawaii’s future generations?

Career Overview

This industry includes careers in planning, managing and providing education and support services. Careers also include administration and library services. With a high demand for teachers in our state creating a shortfall of over 1,000 educators each year, the state has invested in a 5-year plan to address this area of concern. Short-term programs are available to start a career as a Teacher’s Assistant, while advancement in this industry typically requires a bachelor’s degree or higher. People in this career often have skills in critical thinking, active learning, active listening, social perceptiveness, reading comprehension and speaking.


Short-term (1-month to 2-years)
Qualifications: HS Diploma or Equivalent

  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • Educational Assistant

Career Options Available with Certification

  • Educational/Teacher Assistants ($20K – $29K)

Associate Degree Programs

Medium-term (2 – 3 years)
Qualifications: Post-Secondary Enrollment

  • Science of Teaching
  • Hawaiian Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Para-professional Secondary Language Teaching

Career Options Available with Associate’s Degree

  • Educational/Teacher Assistants ($20K – $29K – $38K)

Bachelor Degree Programs

Long-term (4+ years)
Qualifications: Post-Secondary Enrollment 

  • Educational Foundations
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Special Education

Career Options Available with Bachelor’s Degree

  • Postsecondary Teachers ($39K – $71K – $116K)
  • Secondary Education Teachers ($33K – $46 – $66K)
  • Early Childhood Education Teachers ($28K – $45K – $64K)
  • Education Administrators ($54K – $110K – $202K)
  • Teachers and Instructors ($26K – $44K – $71K)

Financial Aid

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