Health educators teach people about illness prevention and how to have a healthy lifestyle.
Health educators teach people about illness prevention and how to have a healthy lifestyle. You may work for community agencies, government agencies, schools, hospitals, research institutes, or in professional organizations. You may work with individual clients, groups or run programs for the general public. You may also be called a health promoter, health program coordinator, or health promotion specialist.
Generally, health educators:
This job requires:
College or University
This job requires
2 - 5
years of work experience.
As a health educator, you need to:
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with the public and other medical staff. You also need to take notes, write reports and give presentations.
Opportunities are available in this area. However, restraint in health care and social services government budgets may limit the creation of additional community and social service positions.
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is:
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Enhanced Language Training (ELT) and Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT).
Many college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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