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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Careers In Public Health Education

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By Morgan Treb


Health education jobs are an invaluable asset to the health and well being to improving our communities as well as our individual health. The idea is to teach people to take care of, and deal with, basic health care issues. The type of jobs you can expect can range from public health education to lab work or health science.. By promoting public health education, the underlying premise is that it will help people to practice and maintain what they have learn and pass it on for the future.



The recent out growth in the health care industry has spawned an increased shift to fullfill the demand for health education jobs. These jobs are related to the health care industry, and involve elements of all the pure sciences, like physics, medicine, environmental science and psychology, alongside biology.

Health education careers involve teaching the general public, including students, and their parents, as well as institutions and communities about proper health care and maintenance. The goal is not to prepare people with only knowledge but for people to create an attitude to take constructive action in health behavior.

The role of health educators is for them to diseminate the health education knowledge and foster a promotable mindset to raise the health standards in their communities. Good health, injury prevention and disease prevention are the focus of health education jobs.

There are different types of jobs to be found in the health care industry. Many are in schools, with school districts having many health teachers, coordinators, counselors, advocates and researchers. Health educators could specialize in implementing actual health education programs in schools, or in writing grant proposals for health project funding.

With a degree in public health you will be working in hospitals or health clinics along with doctors fullfilling various administrative positions and functions.

Health education careers in schools are possible at all grade levels, whether it is pre-school or the university level. Whether in the private or public school sector, health education programs exist.

Health education jobs are available from laboratory settings to classrooms, research to prevention and treatment. The first step in achieving a career in the health education is to specialize in a four year study program. You can find that a majority of colleges and universities in the United States offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in the health education field.

Additional credentials can be obtained from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (NCHEC). Once you have been trained and have become properly qualified, you can get any numbers of jobs in the health care industry.

The rewards of pursuing a career in Health education not only pave a way for you in a fullfilling profession but it also is a way to achieve your own personal goals. Knowing you are helping to make the world a better, cleaner, more healthy place can be the source of much satisfaction.




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