Health Education Jobs

Health Education Job Overview

Health educators instruct people on how to live a healthy lifestyle. They create and execute individual and community strategies to promote wellness. The typical duties of a health educator include:

  • Determining the health needs of individuals and communities
  • Creating events and programs to educate people on health matters
  • Advising people on managing current diseases
  • Connecting people with health and medical services and information
  • Gathering and evaluating data about the health of the community to better existing programs
  • Advocating for better public health policies

Health educators commonly work in hospitals, physicians' offices, colleges, private companies, government and nonprofit groups. Related occupations include community health worker jobs and epidemiologist jobs.

Health Education Job Education Requirements

Most health education jobs require a bachelor's degree in public health, health education or health promotion. Many government jobs, such as federal positions and those in state public health agencies, require a master's or doctoral degree. Normally, graduates of health education programs also complete an internship as part of their coursework.

Some employers also require a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential. Offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, the CHES designation is available to those who complete or are within three months of completing a health education degree and who pass a test. Those with more experience and education can also obtain the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credential.

Health Education Job Market

In 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that there were 56,720 health educators in the United States. The profession will see faster than average growth in the next ten years, with that number increasing by 21 percent. The need to reduce health care costs by educating people on living healthier lifestyles will drive growth in the profession. Health educators can help the government and insurers contain health care expenditures by encouraging preventive measures and the utilization of existing health resources. The states with the highest concentration of health educators are Washington, D.C., Vermont and Alaska.

Health Education Job Salary Information

The mean annual wage for health educators in 2013 was $53,800. The top-earning ten percent of the profession made an average of $87,770, while the lowest-earning ten percent made $28,680. Health educators working in the federal government had the highest average wage -- $94,970 -- while those working in outpatient care centers had the lowest average wage -- $46,800. The top-paying states for health educators in descending order are Maryland, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Rhode Island and Delaware.

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Position Number: New Department: Western MT Area Health Education Center (AHEC) within the College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences Closing Date: Applications received by March 15, 2015 will be guaranteed full consideration, and applications received after may be considered. Screening begins 3/16/2015. Work Schedule: Part-time, 12 months/year, 0.25 FTE, Position requires alternative ...
The Clinical Education Coordinator, AHEC is responsible for the planning and coordination of assigned projects that contribute to the accomplishment of the clinical education goals and objectives of the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center (SWMO AHEC) as they relate to the training and education of various health professions students. The Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) assists wit...
Clinical Education Consultant in Nursing Education and Research for INTEGRIS Health. This position will support Jim Thorpe Rehab training and educational needs. Preference will be given to Registered Nurse with current Oklahoma Licensure and 3 years Clinical Nursing experience in Med Surg and or Rehabilitation. Clinical Education Consultant Job Code: 1931 Position Summary: The Clinical Educat...
Integris Health Oklahoma City, OK
Description Clinical Education Consultant in Nursing Education and Research for INTEGRIS Health. This position will support Jim Thorpe Rehab training and educational needs. Preference will be given to Registered Nurse with current Oklahoma Licensure and 3 years Clinical Nursing experience in Med Surg and or Rehabilitation. Clinical Education Consultant Job Code: 1931 Position Summary: The Cl...
Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA, 98926
The Physical Education, School and Public Health Department at CWU is accepting applications to fill current and future full-time, part-time, quarterly and annual appointment lecturer positions to teach classes in the courses/subject areas listed below. This list is not all-inclusive: other courses/subject areas may become available within the department. * Physical Education and School Health K-...
Kern Community College District Health and Physical Education/Kinesiology Instructor The successful applicant for Kinesiology will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of Kinesiology/Health and Physical Education degree courses including, but not limited to: exercise physiology, introduction to Kinesiology, physical education activity, strength and conditioning courses; develop and...
Health Quest is the Hudson Valley’s largest integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, delivering the highest quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services. Our family includes three awarding-winning hospitals—Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospi...
Overview About Fallon Health: Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors...
Overview About Fallon Health: Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors...
Responsible for leading group educational sessions presenting curriculum utilizing information/techniques to adult learners within the framework and guidelines of Parent Education which is developed by the Coordinators and Director. Requirements: Current RN/LPN license or experience in a health-related field if deemed adequate by Director. Childbirth Educator certification required within 1 year...
West Virginia University School of Public Health Morgantown, WV
School Health Education/ Public Health Faculty Search (open rank) The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences within the West Virginia University School of Public Health is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure or non-tenure track faculty position (open rank). Successful candidates will have clear experience related to promoting children's health in schools. Our search goals include ...
Health Assistant - Special Education Eligibility Pool (Student Support and Health Services) Employer: Elk Grove Unified School District Date Posted: 1/15/2015 Contact: Pacita Nicolas ***** 916-686-7797 ext. 7285 Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified Length of Work Year: Varies Employment Type: Part Time Application Deadline: 12/31/2015 4:00 PM Pacific Sal...
California State University Turlock, CA, 95381
CSU Job Listing Details Printable version E-Mail this listing Campus: Stanislaus Job ID: Asst Prof Health Education/Public Health Discipline: Kinesiology Appointment Type: Tenure-Track Time Base: Full-Time Date Posted: September 19, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled Link to Apply Online: https://www.csustan.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Faculty%20Affairs/Positions/health_educ...
San Diego Community College San Diego, CA, 92140
NOTE: The San Diego Community College District accepts applications for adjunct (part-time/substitute) positions for our three college campuses (City, Mesa, Miramar) and various continuing education centers on a continuous basis. However, it does not necessarily imply there are immediate openings. If you meet the required minimum qualifications, your application will be included in the adjunct poo...
State of Oregon Salem, OR, 97301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions MISSION : The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation, collaboration, leadership, and service to our education partners. VALUES : Equity for Every Student; High Quality Education; Results Focused; Service; Leadership; Teamwork; People Are Our Greatest Asset We provide statewide leadership for all elementa...
City of New York, NY New York City, NY, 10008
Job Description The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 103 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screenin...
Description Danville Regional Rehab Center is accepting applications for a RN Education and Training Director. Job Description As the Education and Training Director, you ensure the clinical training and education of the nursing and healthcare staff, as well as new employees. The Education and Training Director will also be proactive in developing and maintaining the clinical competencies of ou...
MANAGER PASTORAL CARE AND CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION TriHealth in Cincinnati, OH FT, days (#44666) Position will lead and manage the direction of the TriHealth Pastoral Care Department with emphasis on strategic long term planning and department initiatives. The manager will *plan, manage, coordinate and oversee the provision of pastoral care to patients, families and staff within the TriHeal...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
CES seeks a talented special education instructional coach to support our Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS) contract with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The coach will be responsible for supporting 10 special educators in various SEIS secondary level program sites across the West/Central regions of the state. Bachelor’s Degree from accredited C...

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