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Career of the Week-Health Educators

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Are you interested in healthcare? Do you like helping people? Would you like a career where you are able to get out of your office and spend time in the community? If so, then this career may be for you!

What?: Encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness through educating individuals and communities about behaviors that can prevent diseases, injuries and other health problems. They inform and educate individuals and communities about health-related topics, such as proper nutrition, exercises, diet and etc. Health educators have a lot of options in putting together programs such as organizing events, lectures, classes, demonstrations, health screenings, developing videos, pamphlets or brochures. They also get to research and survey people to figure out where the health needs lie in the community.

Where?: Health educators work in various settings based on the industry in which they are employed. They may work in educational, social service, government, business or nonprofit organizations. Some settings may include working in business offices, college and university classrooms, medical care offices,

How?: A bachelor's degree in Kinesiology is a great way to get to this career. Also, an internship found on GoldPASS related to health care and education will help put you on your way to this career.

To learn more about this career visit::

American Association for Health Education

Society for Public Health Education

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