Occupation Profile

Health Educators
(SOC Code : 21-1091)
in California

Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. 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 also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20201st Qtr$31.82$20.89$28.01$41.15

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2016 - 20268,2009,8001,60019.51,230

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Outpatient Care Centers 8,32715.5%
Offices of Physicians 42,20813.0%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,62512.7%
Individual and Family Services 24,11712.2%
Social Advocacy Organizations 7,6944.3%
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 10,8993.8%
Grantmaking and Giving Services 6383.3%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 7,9241.9%
Colleges and Universities 1,4431.9%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 16,1471.3%
Civic and Social Organizations 7,2851.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,4781.3%
Emergency and Other Relief Services 6731.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Health Communication
Maternal and Child Health
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Prepare and distribute health education materials, such as reports, bulletins, and visual aids, to address smoking, vaccines, and other public health concerns.
Supervise professional and technical staff in implementing health programs, objectives, and goals.
Document activities and record information, such as the numbers of applications completed, presentations conducted, and persons assisted.
Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services and to develop goals for meeting needs.
Provide guidance to agencies and organizations on assessment of health education needs and on development and delivery of health education programs.
Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.
Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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