Health Educator Student Issues

Health Education as a Valuable Field

Health education is an important, growing, and rewarding field. Many Americans suffer poor health because they lack health education. The National Center for Health Statistics reports high incidences of obesity, tobacco use, cholesterol issues, and other lifestyle-related health conditions. Those chronic conditions account for up to 90% of the trillions of dollars Americans spend on healthcare. Increasingly, healthcare providers, insurance companies, government agencies, and other employers in health-related fields see public health education as the answer to improving health and reducing healthcare costs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the health education field to grow by about twelve percent in the next decade, much faster than most other occupations. In short, you chose wisely when pursuing a health education degree for a career as a community health educator, certified health education specialist, or other public health educator.

Health Education Career Requirements

To pursue that career, though, you'll very likely need to complete your degree program and an internship or on-the-job training. You may also need or want to obtain certification as a health education specialist. If you face misconduct, professionalism, failure to progress, or similar issues completing your degree, internship, or training, or obtaining certification, retain national