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Community Health Careers

A Healthy Outlook

Community health education is a fast-growing health profession.

You’re practical – you want a major with lots of job opportunities after graduation. But you’re also inspired to make the world a better place. Fortunately, our major allows you to combine both. The pandemic made the need for community health educators clear. Over the next 5-10 years, more than 15,000 community health specialists jobs are projected to be added. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s a 12% growth rate, more than twice the average job growth rate of 5%, so you're set up for a successful career. More importantly, you're working to create a healthier community.

Community Health workers helping out

Projected Growth

Employment in community health positions will grow 12%, much faster than the overall average of 5%.


Median salary for health education specialists and community health workers.

It's Only Here

As the only university with a community health education program in the region, you're in high demand.

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Career Contacts

It's never too early to grow your network.

Want to get a head start making connections in community health education? Join professional organizations like Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), American Public Health Association (APHA), and Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) to connect with professionals in the field, gain valuable insights, and access cutting-edge research and training opportunities. For career counseling, professional tips, and more, contact UW-Green Bay's office of Career Planning.

Career Planning

Community Health Career Sectors

With a community health education degree, you have a variety of career paths to choose from. There are six major sectors for community health education specialists that can help you figure out your plan after graduation.

Community Health Education

Possible Job Titles:

  • Case Manager
  • Alcohol Educator
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Program Resource Coordinator

Health Care

Possible Job Titles:

  • Medical Resource Manager
  • Patient Education Director
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Biometric Health Screener
  • Community Benefits Manager

Government & Health Departments

Possible Job Titles:

  • Accreditation Coordinator
  • Health Officer / Department Planner
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Health Program Analyst and Advocate
  • Program Resource Coordinator

School Health Education

Possible Job Titles:

  • District Wellness Coordinator
  • School Health Educator
  • Youth Program Specialist
  • Director of Health Promotion
  • Head Start Health Specialist

Business & Non-Profit Health Education

Possible Job Titles:

  • Health Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Wellness Consultant
  • Health Coach
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator

Academia & University Health Education

Possible Job Titles

  • Health Programs Management Director
  • Education Outreach Liaison
  • Education Director
  • Health Promotion Programmer
  • Health & Wellness Coordinator
Marcus Kazianka, CHE major

Meet Marcus

“I chose to attend UW-Green Bay and major in Community Health Education because of the possibilities a new major brings. I wanted a new start and that’s exactly what the Community Health Education Major provides. When I complete my degree, I plan to work as a Community Health Specialist and eventually pursue my master’s degree in public health to become a Public Health Officer.”

Marcus Kazianka ‘24
Community Health Education Major

Krista Shaw

Have Questions?

If you would like to learn more about the career possibilities for a Community Health Major, send us a message.