There are currently an estimated 61,000 health educators in the United States. The health educator job market is expected to grow by 14.6% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are health educators?

CareerExplorer rates health educators with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,300 health educators. That number is based on 8,900 additional health educators, and the retirement of 7,400 existing health educators.

What’s the supply of health educators?

The health educator industry is concentrated in California, New York, Florida

Health Educator job market by state

State Name Employed Health Educators
California 8,050
New York 4,680
Florida 3,640
Georgia 2,830
Texas 2,540
Pennsylvania 2,140
Ohio 1,930
Maryland 1,900
Illinois 1,800
Minnesota 1,660
Wisconsin 1,590
Washington 1,540
Massachusetts 1,520
Arizona 1,510
Virginia 1,350
Michigan 1,240
Missouri 1,230
North Carolina 1,190
Indiana 1,120
Tennessee 980
Oregon 950
Colorado 800
Oklahoma 770
South Carolina 740
Puerto Rico 730
New Mexico 680
District of Columbia 660
Connecticut 620
Kentucky 620
Iowa 600
Nebraska 550
Louisiana 530
New Jersey 520
West Virginia 470
Mississippi 470
Maine 430
Idaho 370
Kansas 350
Alaska 310
Utah 300
Alabama 300
Hawaii 290
Nevada 280
Vermont 260
New Hampshire 250
Delaware 230
Rhode Island 230
Arkansas 230
Montana 230
North Dakota 190
South Dakota 180
Wyoming 170