Career Description

Health educators provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. They collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. They may serve as a resource to assist individuals, other health care workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Academic Requirements

While health care education is not typically offered as a discipline at the master’s degree level, students with bachelor’s degrees can enroll in a health education master’s program.