Careers in Community Health Education

Careers in Health Education are showing up everywhere in a variety of settings including schools, communities, health care facilities, businesses, colleges, and governmental agencies. The demand for health educators is predicted to increase by 27% in the next eight years creating exciting opportunities in an ever expanding field.

What do Health Educators Do?


  • Assess individual and community health education needs
  • Plan effective health education programs
  • Implement health education programs
  • Evaluate effectiveness of health education programs
  • Administer health education programs
  • Facilitate groups and understand group dynamics
  • Act as a resource person for health education programs
  • Communicate health needs, concerns, and resources
  • For more information go to the Department of Labor

Employment Settings and Job Titles in Health Education:

  • Health Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Health Specialist
  • Director of Health Education
  • Health Education Program Coordinator
  • Patient Educator
  • School Health Educator
  • Community Health Outreach Worker
  • Health & Wellness Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Community Partnership Director
  • Resource Specialist
  • Research Administrator (Graduate Degree)
  • Senior Project Associate (Graduate Degree)
  • Internship Coordinator
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Volunteer Development Manager
  • Outreach Worker