Though some health educators continue to shape the world’s future through public school teaching, many more work in a broader array of settings that includes health care facilities, voluntary health agencies, community organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies.
Public health educators are employed under a variety of job titles. Some examples include:
- Health educator
- Health promotion specialist
- Public or clinical health educator
- Health information specialist
- Program director
- Outreach coordinator
- Patient or treatment adherence educator
- Health program manager
- Community organizer
- Health intervention specialist
Health Education Specialists
According to SOPHE, "a health education specialist teaches behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Health education specialists offer knowledge, skills, and training that complements the work of others — health care providers, policymakers, and human resource personnel." Learn more about Health Education Specialists here. Visit the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) to learn more about becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist.