We surveyed 1,781 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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
Health educators tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a health educator?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a health educator.
How competitive is the workplace for health educators?
Competition at work is not common for health educators.
Does being a health educator require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for health educators.
Are health educators allowed to express themselves creatively?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a health educator.
Does being a good health educator require compassion and empathy?
Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a health educator.