A wellness consultant often works at a spam, a gym, or another entity aimed at improving the health of clients. In order to determine what needs are necessary, the consultant will often administer a survey or a series of interviews. When working at a place that provides other services, the wellness consultant will often have the main goal of directing customers to the services that will work best for them, given their needs.
It may also be necessary to sell products that will aid the health of clients. It is also important to be knowledgeable about the types of services that are offered to be able to answer any questions that customers may have. Therefore, past sales experience often comes in handy, though entry-level jobs are available. Commission is often offered, based on sales. A wellness consultant may also be given front desk duties, such as greeting customers, cashiering, and answering the phone. Some administrative work will be carried out by the consultant. Some examples of duties that may be encountered are folder organization and data entry of client records. Strong customer service skills and a love for working with people is essential. It is also important to be able to keep the work area clean and presentable at all times.
Hours may vary, depending on the hours that are offered at the facility, and often weekend shifts will need to be carried out. Generally, a minimum of a high school diploma is essential. Some employers require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Wellness Consultant Tasks
Develop and participate in health promotion programs to promote client health, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental fatigue.
Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and exercise to improve their quality of life.
Monitor participants' progress and adapt programs as needed.