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Health Educator

Find out how to become a health educator in the Natural Therapies sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Health Educator is $61,000 - 87,000 annually


What does a health educator do?

Health educators provide their clients with information on a variety of health-related fields, such as disease and infection or drug and alcohol prevention. Employment for this role is expected to grow very strongly to 2022, from 6,100 workers in 2017 to 7,400 by 2022. 4,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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What skills do you need to be a health educator?

Health educators are well-informed, excellent communicators who possess a wide, thorough knowledge of the health and lifestyle field.

  • Have a sound knowledge of human psychology and behaviour
  • Have a background in or sound knowledge of therapy and counselling
  • Possess excellent communication skills for imparting their information and data to groups or individuals
  • Are active listeners and know how to provide appropriate advice regarding one’s health care needs
  • Are highly organised for keeping records and documents on their clients’ progress
  • Have an innovative mindset for developing and implementing new health education programs

Health educator quick facts 

Health educators are on the rise in Australia, with many working full-time and in most regions of the country. Here are a few key facts on the role.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.8 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; public administration and safety; and education and training
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for health educators start at a Bachelor level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.


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