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Employment Opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Team!

Looking for an exciting and challenging career? Want to make a difference in your community? Read this page to learn more about career opportunities with EMS.

 

 

Education and Training

 

In Hawaii, emergency medical personnel are either:

  • An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), trained in basic life support; or
  • A Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT), trained in basic and advanced life support and invasive medical techniques.

Step One: Become an EMT 

Kapiolani Community College offers 400 hours of training during a one-semester course to prepare eligible students for the licensure examination. Students who pass the exam, based on certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, receive EMT Licensure from the State Board of Medical Examiners.

 

Step Two: Gain Experience as an EMT

Internship and contract opportunities are available with the City and County of Honolulu EMS Division.

 

Step Three: Get Licensed as a MICT

EMTs who have worked at least one year and responded to a minimum of 200 emergency calls are eligible to apply for the MICT training program at KCC. The program provides 1,250 hours of training over a period of 18 months to prepare students for the licensure exam. Students who pass the exam, based on certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, receive MICT Licensure from the State Board of Medical Examiners.

 

EMTs who have worked for the City and County of Honolulu EMS for at least one year are eligible to apply for the Mobile Emergency Care Specialist Training Program - a work study program that supports students by assisting with school expenses.

 

Step Four: Continuing Medical Education

To maintain their licenses, MICTs must attend at least 72 hours of retraining and continuing medical education courses every two years. These classes are readily available through KCC, and the City and County of Honolulu pays associated fees.

 

To learn more about the EMT and MICT programs, call 734-9288 or visit Kapiolani Community College's EMT and MICT web pages.

 

 

Employment with the City and County

 

EMTs are eligible for limited term contracts with the City and County of Honolulu EMS.

 

MICTs can apply for permanent positions with the City and County of Honolulu EMS as a Mobile Emergency Care Specialist I.

 

To apply for a position, visit the City and County of Honolulu Department of Human Resources. Applicants will be screened and interviewed, and selected candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment physical examination administered by the City.

 

Benefits

  • Annual Salary
    • EMT II- $40,164
    • MECS I- $50,904
  • 21 days/year Vacation
  • 21 days/year Sick Leave
  • 25 year Retirement Plan
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for you and your family
  • Training and paid continuing medical education to maintain EMT and MICT certification and licensure
  • Other benefits including life insurance, and access to credit union and deferred compensation programs

 

 

 

 

 

Last Reviewed: Friday, July 13, 2012