This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

4.5% probability

of automation

14.5% growth

projected to 2026

61,000 employed

currently in the US

$57,900 annual wage

US, median ($27.84 hourly)

What they do

Provide and manage health education programs that help 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 resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs. Excludes “Community Health Workers” (21-1094).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 4.5% likely to be automated. It ranks 134 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 61,000 people have this job. They earn $57,900 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $3,531,900,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $27.84.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 14.5% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 69,900 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).