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Careers for Community Health Promotion MA Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Community health worker
  • Dietitian
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health educator
  • High school teacher
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Mental health counselor
  • Middle school therapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • School and career counselor
  • Social and human service assistant
  • Social worker
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor

Job outlook data

Health educators and community health workers held around 116,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024. 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 educators and community health workers are:

  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory health services
  • Religious, nonprofit, civic and professional organizations
  • Social assistance


» Get information about Adelphi’s Community Health Promotion MA Degree Program

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

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