• Do you enjoy caring for others?
  • Would you like to start a career helping our kupuna?
  • Do you want to work in one of Hawaii’s most in-demand and growing industries?

Career Overview

Do you enjoy helping people feel better? Would you like working in a hospital or other medical facility? This industry includes careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics and support services. Careers in healthcare involve helping people with the medical care they need to get or stay healthy. Occupations typically require many different levels of education and training, with specific designations ranging from less than a high school diploma and short-term on-the-job training for home health aides to a doctoral or professional degree and an internship or residency for occupations such as pediatricians. Some valuable skills in the industry are active listening, social perceptiveness, oral comprehension, problem sensitivity, service orientation and customer/personal service.


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

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician
  • Dental Assisting
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Practical Nursing (PRCN)

Career Options Available with Certification

  • Certified Nurse Aide ($28K – $33K – $40K)
  • Pharmacy Technicians ($27K – $38K – $49K)
  • Dental Assistants ($28K – $37K – $49K)
  • Massage Therapists ($20K – $50K – $92K)
  • Nursing and Medical Assistants ($26K – $35K – $46K)
  • Phlebotomists ($28K – $37K – $49K)
  • Home Health and Personal Care Aides ($20K – $26K – $36K)

Associate Degree Programs 

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

  • Associate in Science (Nursing)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Human Services
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology

Career Options Available with Associate’s Degree

  • Dental Hygienists ($65K – $76K – $97K)
  • Emergency Medical Techs and Paramedics ($21K – $36K – $51K)
  • Clinical Lab Technologists & Technicians ($25K – $53K – $96K)
  • Physical Therapist Aides ($20K – $24K – $38K)
  • Radiologic Technologists ($52K – $73K – $97K)

Bachelor Degree Programs 

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

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Studies
  • Registered Nurse

Career Options Available with Bachelor’s Degree

  • Pharmacists ($96K – $121K – $156K)
  • Registered Nurse ($63K – $105K – $127K)

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