Learn about the types of people who become health educators. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

61% of health educators work in full-time roles while 39% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a health educator. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming health educators at a ratio of 1.50 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

79% of health educators are female and 21% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a health educator and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a health educator and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a health educator than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of health educators are White, making up 59% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Other, making up 15% and 8% respectively.