A health educator provides instruction and guidance to individuals, groups, and organizations on how to lead healthier lives. They assist them with diet and abstaining from harmful behaviours like excessive drinking and smoking. A health educator’s mission is to give people the knowledge and skills they need to prevent the onset of potentially fatal medical conditions.
A health educator’s most frequent responsibilities include:
- educating people about health and wellness
- preparing for and executing treatments and programs that are particularly created to address patients’ needs
- assessing, creating, presenting, advising, and distributing culturally competent health information and resources.
- performing intakes for new and returning persons who are enrolling in various programs
- guiding classes according to the rules
- keeping track of all patients with scheduled operations.
- Inquiring about health education services with staff and doctors
The pay for health educators varies a little depending on their field of expertise. The state, neighbourhood hospitals, and private organizations hire health educators who get the greatest salaries. For becoming a health educator one needs a bachelor’s degree in health education or health promotion.