Career opportunities are driven by efforts to reduce healthcare costs. Teach people healthy habits and behaviors.
The more you learn, the more you earn.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of health educators was $45,000 in May 2010.
- Employment of health educators is expected to grow by 37 percent from 2010 to 2020.
Educate Now for a Healthier Tomorrow.
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop programs and materials to encourage people to make healthy decisions. Most work in health care facilities, schools and colleges, public health departments, nonprofits, and private businesses.
In health care facilities, health educators often teach patients and their families about their diagnoses and necessary treatments, organize health screenings and train medical staff to interact better with patients. In schools and colleges, health educators create programs and materials on topics that affect children and adults, such as smoking and alcohol use.
In public health departments and nonprofits, health educators administer public health campaigns and programs, develop materials, provide safety information to the public and the media and help health-related nonprofits obtain funding and other resources.
In private businesses, health educators create programs to improve health, work with management to develop incentives for employees to adopt healthy behaviors and recommend changes to the workplace, such as creating smoke-free areas.
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