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Community Health Worker

Promote health within a community by assisting individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. Serve as an advocate for the health needs of individuals by assisting community residents in effectively communicating with healthcare providers or social service agencies. Act as liaison or advocate and implement programs that promote, maintain, and improve individual and overall community health. May deliver health-related preventive services such as blood pressure, glaucoma, and hearing screenings. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

careercenter@MiamiOH.edu

513-529-3831

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Related Job Titles

Counselor, Community Health Program Representative (Community Health Program Rep), Community Nutrition Educator, Community Health Outreach Worker, Community Health Promoter, HIV CTS Specialist (Human Immunodeficiency Virus Counseling and Testing Services Specialist), Community Health Program Coordinator, Community Health Worker (CHW)

Facts and Stats

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O*NET Code: 21-1094.00

O*NET Summary
  • $42,000 Median wages (annual)

    2020

  • 7,600 Projected job openings

    2019–2029

  • Over 8% Projected growth (much faster than average)

    2019-2029

What you Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

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