What does a Health Educator do?

As a Health Educator you will develop and promote health programs for the community. You will collect and analyze data from community stakeholders to determine programming. You will conduct research and develop presentations to address the needs of the community. You will provide in-person presentations to varied audiences around the community.

An ideal candidate will have 5 years of experience as a health educator in a community or hospital setting and bachelor's degree in Nursing education, Nutrition, Health Education or related field. You will be an expert in all aspects of assessment and providing educational programming to members of the community. Someone with deep ties to the community and a passion for public health education would be ideal for this position. This position requires 50% local travel and therefore necessities reliable personal transportation to community sites to offer classes. An offer of employment is contingent on passing a drug screen.

What responsibilities are common for Health Educator jobs?
  • Develop targeted lesson plans as a foundation for in-person presentations
  • Research subject in advance to develop presentations
  • Conduct in-person presentations
  • Offer a range of activities to reach different learning styles during presentation
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all time
  • Responsible for safely traveling to different sites
  • Maintain appropriate certification for your field
  • Responsible for wearing identification badge at all times
What are the typical qualifications for Health Educator jobs?
  • Master's degree in nursing education, nutrition, health education or related, preferred
  • 5+ years of experience as a health educator in a community or hospital setting
  • Ability to pass a drug screen
  • Must have computer skills
  • Excellent customer service skills to interact with a diverse population
  • Well versed in specific health industry trends
  • Superior presentation skills
  • Ability to travel locally 50% of the time
  • Reliable transportation to class sites
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Health Educator make near United States?

$55,973 /yr
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Health Educator Career Path

Learn how to become a Health Educator, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Health Educator
Senior Health Educator
Health Educator

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Health Educator Insights

Read what Health Educator professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Emanate HealthEmanate Health
Cope Health Scholar
Sep 1, 2021

“Some of the best reasons to work for Emanate are the friendly staff and the sweet patients.”

Peace CorpsPeace Corps
Health Educator
Jun 23, 2023

“Professional development: Peace Corps service can enhance career prospects and provide valuable professional experience.”

Restore Hyper WellnessRestore Hyper Wellness
Hyper-Wellness Representative
Aug 4, 2023

“I wasn’t given the opportunity or guidance to get better or test my skills.”

Health Information Manager
Feb 6, 2023

“For HIM’s and clinical coders this is a terrible place to learn to be a thorough good quality coder which is essential for revenue.”

Restore Hyper WellnessRestore Hyper Wellness
Hyper-Wellness Representative
Nov 2, 2021

“General procedure training is decent and well”

The Keyes CompanyThe Keyes Company
Health and Wellness Coach
Apr 3, 2021

“good and decent pay isnt the best”

Population Services InternationalPopulation Services International
Peer Educator
Feb 21, 2022

“The staffs are amazing and great to work with.”

Clinical Educator
Jun 10, 2022

“money was good but not worth the risk and liabilities.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Health Educator

When working as a Health Educator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Critical Thinking, Excellent Communication, English Language, CPR, and Leadership.

The most similar professions to Health Educator are:
  • Public Health Advisor
  • Sales Representative
  • Personal Trainer
  • Coach

The most common qualifications to become a Health Educator include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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