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Medical Assistant Schools in Hawaii

Hawaii is considered by many to be a paradise on Earth. It is without a doubt one of the most stunning of the fifty states and is home to some of the happiest people in the world. If you live in Hawaii, or plan to, and wish to become a medical assistant, you are making an excellent career choice. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Hawaii as being in the highest range for medical assistant salaries and in the average range for medical assistant employment. Bureau statistics report that there are currently between 2,270 and 4,920 medical assistants working in the state. Those who are working in this career field also earn between $32,400 and $39,610 a year.

Hawaii currently has three medical assistant training programs. Each of these programs is accredited through either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Accreditation through either of these organizations makes graduates eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination. While certification is not required, getting this credential shows potential employers that you are a competent, dedicated professional, and can open up increased job opportunities and higher earning potential for you.

Med-Assist School of Hawaii

  • Accreditation: ABHES
  • Tuition:$17,551
  • Program:Diploma
  • Located in Honolulu, Med-Assist School of Hawaii offers an accredited diploma in medical assisting that can be completed in nine months. The program consists of 625 hours of classroom instruction, 100 internship hours, and 200 practicum hours. The school has been in business since 1974 and has expanded to include over 150 externship sites. The school offers students a complete educational experience that includes tutoring, student activities, and volunteer opportunities.

Heald College

  • Accreditation: CAAHEP
  • Tuition:  $4,300/quarter
  • Program: Diploma, Associate’s degree
  • Heald College of Honolulu offers students a choice between a diploma or an associate’s degree in medical assisting. Heald College started in California over 150 years ago and has grown to become one of the most recognized names in career and technical training in the area. If you are considering entering Heald, you can schedule a campus visit, sit in on a class, or simply request to receive more information.

Kapi’olani College

  • Accreditation: CAAHEP
  • Tuition:
  • Program: Certificate, Associate’s degree
  • Kapi’olani College offers students in Honolulu the opportunity to earn a certificate or an associate’s degree in medical assisting on its modern, well-furnished campus. The school offers the typical range of student support services as well as a variety of dining options, housing and career assistance, and much more. If you are looking for a great school at which to earn your medical assisting education, this one is worth a closer look.