Public Health
Health Educator/Promotor

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Salary: $26,919 - $40,361
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Hourly: $12.38 - $26.6
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Outlook: 4 Stars
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Length of Training: 4-8 years
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Health educators/promoters maintain and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities in adopting healthy behaviors. They plan, organize, and direct health education programs for group and community needs. They work with other health professionals, civic groups, and community officials to determine needs, develop goals, and evaluate the accessibility of health services. They also educate people on the availability of health resources and encourage them to make the most use of them. One of the most important roles of a health educator is to encourage individuals to take more responsibility for learning about healthy behaviors.

Areas of Specialization
Areas of specialization for a health educator/promoter vary depending on the type of employment. Some work in a specific area of healthcare and focus on a limited number of health concerns, such as diabetes prevention, HIV/STDs, and cancer, while others work in general healthcare and address a broad range of health issues.

Work Environment

Health Educators/Promoters may work in a variety of areas. Many work for local health departments, non-profit organizations, hospitals, schools and colleges, community and volunteer organizations, and corporations.