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Health Educators - 21-1091.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. 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 serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Community Health Consultant
  • Community Health Education Coordinator
  • Education Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Public Health Educator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services and to develop goals for meeting needs.
  • Design and administer training programs for new employees and continuing education for existing employees.
  • Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in public health care.
  • Develop and maintain health education libraries to provide resources for staff and community agencies.
  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs, such as training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations.
  • Develop educational materials and programs for community agencies, local government, and state government.
  • Develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services.
  • Develop, conduct, or coordinate health needs assessments and other public health surveys.
  • Develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for health education programs and related work.
  • Document activities and record information, such as the numbers of applications completed, presentations conducted, and persons assisted.
  • Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.
  • Prepare and distribute health education materials, such as reports, bulletins, and visual aids, to address smoking, vaccines, and other public health concerns.
  • Provide guidance to agencies and organizations on assessment of health education needs and on development and delivery of health education programs.
  • Provide program information to the public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns, or maintaining program-related web sites.
  • Supervise professional and technical staff in implementing health programs, objectives, and goals.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on social or educational issues.
  • Assess individual or community needs for educational or social services.
  • Collect information about community health needs.
  • Develop educational policies.
  • Develop educational programs.
  • Develop tools to diagnose or assess needs.
  • Develop working relationships with others to facilitate program activities.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or educational programs.
  • Maintain social services program records.
  • Plan programs to address community health issues.
  • Present social services program information to the public.
  • Provide educational materials to community members.
  • Supervise workers providing client or patient services.
  • Train staff members in social services skills.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • SC - Nurse Corps - General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Community Health Worker

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Public Health Educator