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Health Aid Health Aids are the caregivers who provide personal care and hands-on assistance with the activities of daily living for people who need additional aid in their home, assisted living facility, nursing home or hospital and cannot complete these tasks independently due to safety or physical limitations. $24,000 High School Diploma / Certification High School Diploma
Outreach worker / Health Educator Outreach workers are also known as human and social service assistants who are responsible in providing services to community and individuals to assist improve their quality of life. Outreach workers usually work under the direct supervision of expert professionals such as psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists and social workers. $30,000 Diploma+ 40hrs CHW certification Certification
Public Health Inspector Public health inspectors examine and inspect public establishments, ensuring each is in compliance with public health regulations and laws. Most of these regulations and laws pertain to the sanitation of the establishment in question, which include hotels and motels, food service establishments, swimming facilities, youth camps, certain housing and health facilities. These regulations help to protect the public against illnesses and other potential health hazards. $35,000 Bechelor’s Degree Bechelor’s Degree
Public Health Field Representative Provide and manage health education programs that assists 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 a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs. $35,000 Advance COHC , Associated degree in HEBS Associate Degree
Health Educator/Outreach Specialist Health Educator/Outreach Specialist will promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. 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 also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs. $57,000 Bachelor's Degree with 10 years of experience Bechelor’s Degree / MPH/MS in Public Health
Biostatistician Biostatisticians design statistical studies, decide how to gather data and analyze data. They apply statistics to medical and public health research. 20,270 $69,900 Bachelor’s degree with a major in biostatistics, statistics or mathematics. Most jobs require a master’s or doctoral degree. Bachelor’s degree
Gerontologists Gerontology: the study of the aging process and individuals as they get older from middle age through later life. It is a multi-disciplinary field which means that it draws from a number of different areas of study, not just one. Gerontologist: one who studies the aging process and individuals as they age. Gerontologists may have a degree in gerontology or may be trained in nursing, sociology, psychology or another field. Geriatrics: the study of health and disease in later life. Areas of Specialization Research gerontologists study the aging process in an academic setting to discover new ways of understanding and enriching the lives of the elderly. Gerontologists can also work directly with the elderly through developing programs, or provide direct care to frail, ill or impaired elderly persons in healthcare-related environments. Some gerontologists focus on administrative issues related to the elderly, using their business skills to coordinate different services available to this population. Other gerontologists choose to focus on advocacy and other avenues. Work Environment Gerontologists often work with other professionals, such as occupational and physical therapists, dietitians, or lawyers to improve the lives of elderly persons. Nursing homes, senior citizen centers and other community facilities also rely on gerontologists, and many gerontologists are involved in education. $49,200 Gerontology is a multi-disciplinary career that draws from many different areas of study. The length of training will vary from field to field. Many colleges and universities other associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in gerontology. Some schools other research programs at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Bachelor's Degree