Community health educators promote, maintain and improve wellness in our society. These professionals transform communities through education and advocacy, shape health policy, and help clients lead healthy lives.
They establish working relationships with groups and people involved in public health to improve health outcomes for everyone. Most importantly, they help individuals learn to take good care of themselves so they can lead better lives.
Public Health majors at Kean benefit from hands-on clinical experiences working with diverse populations to prepare for a rewarding career in public health education, health advocacy, or mental and behavioral health.
Health educators and community health workers are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses and colleges in one of many rewarding careers, including:
- Community and Mental Health Educator
- Director of Health Programs
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Community and Patient Health Advocate
- Health Coach
- Patient Coordinator
- Health Educator | Human Sexuality
- Health Educator | Disease Management
- Emergency Medical Services Educator
It is estimated that half of all health educators work in health care and social services.
Employment of health educators is expected to increase by 2022
Health educators represent a sizable workforce
Since 1955, Kean’s College of Education has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Notably, only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the United States and New Jersey earn this accreditation.
CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
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