HEALTH EDUCATORS present health education programs and training workshops at schools and community centers. They meet with health experts to talk about community health needs and services. They write and give out health education booklets and write funding proposals. They serve as a resource to individuals, other health professionals, and the community.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $61,500 average per year ($29.50 per hour)
- A medium occupation (58,200 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.8% per year)
A bachelor's degree in public health, health education, health promotion, community health, preventive medicine, or a related discipline is the minimum requirement for HEALTH EDUCATORS. However, most employers prefer to hire those with a master's degree. Coursework in health education/behavioral theory, multicultural communications, program planning, advocacy and policy/environmental approaches to improving health and other health education competencies is desirable. High school students interested in becoming a health educator should take courses in biology, English, public speaking, algebra, geometry, behavioral sciences, social sciences, computer skills, writing, and health.
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