Behavioral Science / Health Education - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Behavioral Science / Health Education

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Job Description

 

Individuals who choose to pursue a career in behavioral science or health education aim to serve the public by encouraging others to make healthy choices in their lives, develop programs for the protection of the public, and research disease prevention.

They work in collaboration with policymakers, educators, and other health care professionals in an effort to encourage healthier lifestyles and a more productive public life.

Public health professionals must earn a bachelor's degree in fields such as behavioral science, health education, anthropology, or psychology, and many go on to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in public health.

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Responsibilities

 

The responsibilities of a behavioral scientist or public health professional vary from workplace to workplace.

Their overall concern is generally to protect the public and improve health in a broad sense by researching areas like disease prevention or harmful behaviors, and designing plans to educate the public and attack the issue. 

A solid knowledge of marketing techniques can also go a long way in spreading important information to the public.

Behavioral Scientists also work to develop and implement public policies in areas like mental health, energy, conservation, and substance abuse and work as consultants with corporations and government entities.

Other responsibilities these professionals take on include improving the quality of life of seniors, preventing STDs, and reducing and preventing obesity. 

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Skills

 

Candidates needs to aim for a well-rounded approach to developing their skill set, as behavioral science majors and health educators most often find themselves needed social work and counseling, as well as business acumen, to be the most successful within the field. 

Communications and marketing can also both be important for success as many who go into public health find themselves planning and developing campaigns to spread awareness about topics of interest to the public.

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Working Conditions

 

The professional settings for a public health professional varies to a great extent. Schools, hospitals, community shelter homes, residential health care facilities and clinics are just some common examples of their work places.

They are known to engage in health care awareness programs in rural and remote areas on a regular basis.

This is one of the few areas of study in which the student can gear their experience and specialty toward a certain goal and find employment in almost any setting.

 

Government

23%

Hospitals; state, local, and private 21%
Ambulatory health care services 17%
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations 11%
Social science 11%

 

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Salary Outlook

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