Health Educators


Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Also called: Clinical Instructor, Health Education Specialist, Health Educator, Public Health Educator

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence

Technology:

    Web page creation and editing software
  • Blogging software
  • Facebook
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Visio
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC WONDER
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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