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What kind of employment opportunities can you expect as a Health Educator?

Health Educators Can Anticipate Favorable Growth Pattern

Those with a Master's Degree Will be Competitive in Securing Employment. The industries employing the majority of Health Educators have highly favorable projected growth patterns for the coming decade, 2010-2020, given the projections of the BLS (2012):

  • 60% growth is expected in Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations
  • 60% growth is expected in Social Assistance
  • 38% growth is expected in Health Care
  • 36% growth is expected in Educational services; state, local, and private
  • 9% growth is expected in Government

REFERENCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, 2012). Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Health Educators. U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved August 8, 2012 from