Also known as:
- Community Health Worker
- Health Educator
What they do
Health promotion officers plan and coordinate health promotion programs for various community groups. This may involve informing and bringing in other health professionals to assist with various health issues. They may also be involved in designing school health curriculum material. In addition, they also design and develop promotional materials for public information campaigns used for newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, posters, websites, radio and television.
Specialisations include: Asthma Educator, Childbirth Educator, Diabetes Educator
Health promotion officers normally work 38 hours per week in an office environment. Sometimes they may need to work on weekends or evenings, and travel to outer metropolitan communities.
Tools and technologies
Health promotion officers need to be proficient with computers and may need to have expertise with various communication media.
How do I become one?
Education and training
To become a health promotion officer, you usually need to study a degree in health promotion or public health.
Most universities in Western Australia offer relevant courses. Contact the universities you are interested in for more information.