Aspiring medical assistants (MAs) who wish to work in Hawaii need to complete their high school diploma or GED. The state of Hawaii does not require MAs to receive certification to perform their duties. Hawaii does not explicitly define the duties MAs can perform, relying on the discretion of licensed personnel to delegate duties. MAs in Hawaii perform tasks delegated and supervised by licensed health care professionals, such as nurses and doctors.
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|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
Resources for Medical Assistants in Hawaii
- American Association of Medical Assistants, State Chapters: Hawaii does not have an independent society of MAs, nor does it have any local chapters of the AAMA. Nonetheless, there is an active community of MAs, headed up by Dorothy Miyabara Mack an MA certified by the AAMA. As an organization, the AAMA supports the accreditation and employment of MAs nationwide.