Health Educators (21-1091)

Occupation description:  Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs. Excludes Community Health Workers (21-1094).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 299333 11.414 2340
United States 61,00069,900 14.53,000 4,9008,780

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.3715.1219.04 25.9335.3546.71
Alaska 30.0819.5022.90 28.0234.7445.22
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.7019.9623.63 30.0137.5747.28
Balance of State 25.0418.9522.10 25.8828.5930.21

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
34419 5.544.4 32.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation85
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation42
UI claimants previously working in occupation28
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 163
Number of job position postings 35
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Christian College   (Soldotna)
Behavioral Health AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Community Mental Health Services OEC
Public Health Practice MPH

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
RHS Behavioral Health Aide OEC