Careers for Health Education M.A. Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Career and technical education teacher
  • Childcare worker
  • Dietitian
  • Elementary, middle and high school principal or teacher
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Mental health counselor
  • Nutritionist
  • Personal trainer
  • Preschool and childcare center director
  • School and career counselor
  • Social and human service assistant
  • Social worker
  • Special education teacher
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor
  • Teacher assistant

Job outlook data

College-level health educators held around 210,400 jobs and community health workers held around 116,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of college- level health educators is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, while employment of community health workers is projected to grow 13 percent.

Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by teaching people healthy habits and explaining how to use available healthcare services. Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness by developing and implementing strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of Health Education degree holders are:

  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Junior colleges
  • Elementary, middle and high schools
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory healthcare services
  • Religious, nonprofit, civic and professional organizations
  • Social assistance

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Postsecondary TeachersHealth Educators and Community Health Workers.

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