Since "community health worker" is a broad term referring to a wide array of positions that work as intermediaries between communities and health care systems, the educational and professional requirements to vary wildly.
Some positions may require only a high school diploma, while others may need a master's or doctoral degree. There is a lack of standardization in the field in terms of educational requirements and training prerequisites.
Although community health care workers are known to successful find employment without a diploma, a college degree is highly recommended. Community health care workers are not licensed, however, some employers require them to continue education and training. If you've chosen a career path that requires a bachelor's degree, begin your search for a school that will meet the education and/or professional requirements to take a position in your chosen field.
The preparation timeline below provides an example x curriculum:
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