189406 Employment Market for Health Educators

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM

M. Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES , Society for Public Health Education, Washington, DC
In 1998, the Department of Labor issued a new occupational classification for health educators, creating the opportunity for the first time to track health educators' employment, salary and other human resource data. Each year, thousands of students graduate from baccalaureate or graduate programs with a degree or competencies in health education and health promotion. Where are these students obtaining employment and how does the future job market measure up? How will the “graying” public health workforce impact future employment opportunities? What kinds of certification are employers looking for? This presentation will provide an overview of the future employment market in the public and private sectors, and the most promising online career resource sites.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Summarize the future employment outlook for health education professionals. 2) Identify at least three online employment websites for health educators.

Keywords: Health Education, Workforce

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the session organizer, I have been an active participant of a coalition that has supervised this research and am engaged in the followup discussions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.