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Careers in Community Health Science Education:

  • Community/Public Health Education?employed by voluntary health agencies (i.e. American Cancer Society) and public health agencies (i.e. U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention).
  • Worksite Health Education?employed by business and industry to provide programs to improve the health of employees.
  • Health Education in Health Care Settings?employed by public and for-profit hospitals, free-standing medical care clinics that provide both routine care and emergency services, home health agencies that provide in-home care designed to replace or reduce the need for more expensive hospitalization, and physician organizations such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and preferred provider organizations (PPOs) to provide programs for employees, patients, or the community at large.
  • Health Education in Colleges or Universities?employed as faculty member in the academic field (advanced degree needed) or as a health service or wellness center coordinator.
  • International Opportunities?employed by international health organizations (i.e. Peace Corps) to diversify your training and to gain valuable working experience both professionally and personally.
  • Nontraditional Health Education Positions?sales positions related to health (i.e. pharmacy sales, fitness equipment sales, health-related textbooks, life and health insurance sales) or employment in the fields of media (journalism, TV, or radio).