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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 299322 7.72 68
United States 61,40068,900 12.2750 1,2001,950

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.2614.5418.56 24.9834.1544.69
Alaska 28.8917.3321.72 28.4734.8041.67
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 29.3318.3322.56 28.7034.6741.67
Balance of State 26.8016.6319.77 26.0733.8237.52

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
33016 4.845.1 33.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation99
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation47
UI claimants previously working in occupation35
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 144
Number of job position postings 55
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.6

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 Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Human Services AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Health Sciences Bac
Public Health Practice Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
Rural Human Services CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
RHS Behavioral Health Aide OEC
Rural Human Services CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
Rural Human Services CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Community Health AAS
Community Health CT2
Rural Human Services CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Health Science AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Health Science AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Health Science AAS