We surveyed 1,627 health educators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical health educator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a health educator?

Low

High

Working as a health educator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a health educator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a health educator typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a health educator?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a health educator. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for health educators.

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Do health educators work full-time or part-time?

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

Is being a health educator stressful?

Low

High

Health educators tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a health educator?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a health educator.

How competitive is the workplace for health educators?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for health educators.

Does being a health educator require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for health educators.

Are health educators allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Health educators are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do health educators have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Health educators tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a health educator physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a health educators is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are health educators exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Health educators tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a health educator require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a health educator.

Does being a good health educator require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a health educator.