Public Health/Health Promotion OverviewEntry-Level EducationBachelors Degree+Work Experience in a Related OccupationNoneOn-The-Job TrainingInternshipNumber of Jobs, 201299,400Job Outlook, 2012-202221% (Faster than average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+21,400Public Health and Health Promotion careers teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities. They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses and colleges. Generally, the work is full time.Other names for this job: Community Health Worker, Patient Health Navigator, Patient Educator, Maternal Child Health Worker, Family Health Advocate, Peer Support Specialist, Community Outreach Worker, Community Health Advocate, Recovery Coach, Peer Educator, Community Care Coordinator, HIV Peer Sounselor, Promotora, Community Health Representative, Lay Health Advisor, Patient Advocate and more.
For more detailed information on Public Health and related careers, click the links below:Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Community Health Worker
|2012 Median Pay||$41,830/year or $36.11/hr|