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Career Opportunities

As a Health Promotion and Wellness graduate, your career opportunities range from working with children struggling with obesity, to organizing community fundraisers, to being a public health policy advocate.

According to the Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, health educators and community health worker employment is projected to grow 21 percent by 2022, driven by efforts to improve public health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits, behaviors, and accessing available health care.

Graduates from UL Lafayette's online Health Promotion and Wellness degree program now work as:

  • Mission Delivery Specialist, American Cancer Society
  • Community Coordinator/Education Coordinator, Woman's Foundation Inc.
  • Health Educator, Woman's Foundation Inc.
  • Service Coordinator, Miles Perret Cancer Services
  • Case Manager, Big Brother Big Sisters of Acadiana
  • Office Administrator, Healthy Habits for Living
  • Program Coordinator, March of Dimes
  • Anti-Tobacco Advocate, Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • Site Safety Representative, Industrial Safety Solutions
  • Health Promotion and Wellness Instructor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Additionally, you'll be prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist exam and can be employed as a grant writer or grant evaluator in health promotion for public health organizations.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is not authorized to offer this online program in all states. Check to see if this program is offered in your state here.