Health Education Specialists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
3%
risk level
POLLING
34%
Based on 25 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
7.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$62,860
or $30.22 per hour
Volume
57,800
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.9/10

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Automation risk

3% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

User poll

34% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 3% chance of automation.

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Health Education Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 7.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Health Education Specialists' was $62,860, or $30 per hour

'Health Education Specialists' were paid 30.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 57,800 people employed as 'Health Education Specialists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Health Education Specialists'.

Job description

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Use data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May link health systems, health providers, insurers, and patients to address individual and population health needs. May serve as resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

SOC Code: 21-1091.00

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