The average pay for a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) is $48,396 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Health Education and Public Health.

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$30,134 - $62,355  
   
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$29,381 - $62,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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$13.32 - $30.41  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$29,381 - $62,167  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

A certified health education specialist (CHES) is responsible for providing educational content related to health topics on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of interacting with a wide variety of people and groups, explaining heath concepts in a clear and effective manner. Some of their main responsibilities include participating in training sessions and seminars to educate the public on common health issues, answering participants' questions and concerns as they arise, and working with other health professionals to share information, present and fulfill organizational goals within a specified timeframe. Additionally, these specialists work with community leaders to engage the target population on issues such as nutrition, exercise, and disease prevention and control.

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Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Tasks

  • Collect and analyze data to identify health education needs prior to planning, implementing, and evaluating programs.
  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops and conferences.
  • Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.
  • Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and groups to adopt healthy behaviors.

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Experience Affects Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Salaries

Health Education
up arrow 15%

Public Health
up arrow 12%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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