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Community Health Careers

A Healthy Outlook

Community health education is the fastest 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. Over the next decade, about 16,100 openings for community health specialists are projected each year, so you're set up for a successful career. More importantly, you're working to create a healthier community.

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Projected Growth

Employment in community health positions will grow 17%, much faster than the overall average of 8%.

$48,140

Median salary for health education specialists and community health workers.

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

Career Options

Discover where you can work with a degree in community health education.

The possibilities for careers in community health are endless. Potential workplaces include government health agencies, major insurance companies and healthcare systems, among others.

  • Public Health Educator
  • HIV Outreach Specialist
  • Patient Care Coordinator 
  • Community Health Navigator
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Community Organizer
  • Health Counselor
  • Health Literacy Program Coordinator
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Where Can I Work?

With a community health education degree, you have a variety of career paths to choose from. There are 6 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
Business and Non-Profit Health Education
Possible Job Titles:
  • Health Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Wellness Consultant
  • Health Coach
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator
Government and 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
Academia and University Health Education
Possible Job Titles:
  • Health Programs Management Director
  • Education Outreach Liaison
  • Education Director
  • Health Promotion Programmer
  • Health and Wellness Coordinator
Health Care
Possible Job Titles:
  • Medical Resource Manager
  • Patient Education Director
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Biometric Health Screener
  • Community Benefits Manager
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Questions?

If you need help figuring out your career path, let us know.

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