On the Job
Health Educators design and manage health education programs. They analyze community needs, and then design programs that promote healthy lifestyles and policies. They may serve as a resource to help individuals, other health professionals, or the community.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Develop working relationships with others to facilitate program activities.
- Collect information about community health needs.
- Present social services program information to the public.
- Train staff members in social services skills.
- Assess individual or community needs for educational or social services.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or educational programs.
- Develop educational policies.
- Develop educational programs.
- Develop tools to diagnose or assess needs.
- Plan programs to address community health issues.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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