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Health Educators

Also called: Clinical Instructor, Health Educator, Health Promotion Specialist, Public Health Educator

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: SC - Nurse Corps - General

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs, such as training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in public health care.
  • Develop educational materials and programs for community agencies, local government, and state government.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

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

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Web page creation and editing software
  • Blogs
  • Facebook
Data base user interface and query software
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC WONDER
  • Microsoft Access
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$49,210
per year, on average
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