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Health Education Specialists - 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. Use data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May link health systems, health providers, insurers, and patients to address individual and population health needs. May serve as resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Community Health Consultant
  • Education Coordinator
  • Health Education Coordinator
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Public Health Educator
  • Public Information Officer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • 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

  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Army Public Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Critical Care Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dental Assistant (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dietitian (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dietitian (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Generalist Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • International Health Specialists (IHS) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Commander (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Specialist Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Surgical Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Navy Primary Prevention (PP) and Human Factors Process (HFP) Advanced Professional Development Train the Trainer Certification (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Patient Administration (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Perioperative Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Officer (Public Health) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Preventive Medicine Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Health (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health/Preventive Dentistry Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Safety (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Inspector (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Safety Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • SC - Nurse Corps - General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Special Forces Medical Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Community Health Worker

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Public Health Educator