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Career Details :: Health Educators
Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Plans and provides educational opportunities for health personnel.
- Collaborates with health specialists and civic groups to ascertain community health needs, determine availability of services, and to develop goals.
- Promotes health discussions in schools, industry, and community agencies.
- Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials.
- Develops and maintains cooperation between public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies.
- Conducts community surveys to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of professional health services.
- Graduate Teaching Assistants
- Instructional Coordinators
- Teacher Assistants
- Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary
General Work Activities
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
- Communicating With Other Workers
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate