What are Public Health Educators?

Public health educators are responsible for teaching people about behaviors that promote wellness. They may focus on a number of public health issues, including: disease prevention, environmental health, nutrition, safety and disaster preparedness, and substance abuse prevention.

Where can a public health educator work?

Public health educators commonly work in public health divisions of states, counties, cities, and towns. Public Health Educators can also work for health insurers or private counseling programs. They may evaluate health education programs, write grants and find proposals, conduct research, and manage health education programs and personnel.

How do you become a public health educator?

Public health educators need to be master’s level prepared from an accredited college or university. It is typical that public health directors earn their master’s degree in public health. Many continue and attain a doctoral or medical degree.

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