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 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Health Educator Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹22,099 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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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.

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Senior Health Educator
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
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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
1 Sept 2021

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

Restore Hyper Wellness + CryotherapyRestore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy
Hyper-Wellness Representative
2 Nov 2021

“General procedure training is decent and well”

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

“good and decent pay isnt the best”

Population Services InternationalPopulation Services International
Peer Educator
21 Feb 2022

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

Clinical Educator
10 Jun 2022

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

Education Mental Health Practitioner
5 Jul 2022

“Felt well supported and pay was decent”

Health Associate
26 Apr 2021

“One of the people felt the compensation wasn't high enough (personally I thought it was fine).”

Flagler Health+Flagler Health+
Community Health Associate
26 Jul 2022

“Great work life balance is good.”

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Health Educator Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role 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 is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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