Public health educators promote, maintain and improve wellness in our society. These professionals transform communities through education and advocacy to shape health policy, to reduce health disparities and improve health equity.
As the COVID-19 pandemic revealed, those with a public health degree play a vital role in society and can help to improve health outcomes for everyone. Public health graduates are needed in a variety of settings, from government and community health agencies to hospitals and research organizations.
Public health majors at Kean benefit from hands-on experience working with diverse populations to prepare for a rewarding career in public health education, health advocacy and/or public policy.
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 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.
Increase in public health-related professions
Health educators represent a sizable workforce
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