Using your Psychology degree to become a Health Education Worker
You can use your Psychology degree to become a Health Education Worker--Community Health Workr. This job involves traching people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. For example, they inform members of the community about ways to improve the health of pregnant women or children, give advice on improving nutrition, or promote immunization against certain diseases. Other ways that Health Education Workers help the community is by collecting data, and discussing health concerns with members of specific populations or communities. These careers take place in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses, and colleges. Keep in mind that Health Education Workers may need a specific certification--Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median yearly income of a Health Educator/Community Health Worker at $54,000.
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