Careers in Health Education

What Is a Health Education Specialist?

<< Information cited from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. ?

Health education specialists are individuals who have met baccalaureate-level (or above) required health education academic preparation qualifications. They serve in a variety of settings, and can use appropriate educational strategies and methods to facilitate the development of policies, procedures, interventions, and systems conducive to the health of individuals, groups, and communities. Health education specialists can be found in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Government offices
  • Businesses
  • Non-profits

Health education specialists work with individuals, families, and communities, as well as public and private organizations to create, implement, oversee, and analyze programs and strategies that promote health and well-being.

Explore the following job types to see where your career’s path could take you:

Community Health Education Specialist 
School Health Education
Business & Worksite Health Education
Academia & University Health Education
Government & Health Departments
Health Education Specialists in Health Care

Find out more at National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Associate Director