Employment Outlook

Health Education and Promotion Officer

Health Education and Promotion Officers assist in improving the health of individuals in a variety of organisational and community settings.

 

Average wage for

Employment Levels

There are currently 6500 people employed in roles similar to Health Education and Promotion Officers in Australia and it’s considered a very small occupation. According to the Department of Employment, over the five years to November 2018, the number of job openings for similar professions is expected to be equal to or less than 5000.

Employment by State

A majority of of those working in roles similar to Health Education And Promotion Officers are located in New South Wales (37.4%), followed by Queensland at 27.8%. Employment figures in Northern Territory are lowest at 2.1%.

Gender Split

More women than men work in this industry part time (25.5% vs 4.0% respectively). There are also more women that work as a Health Education And Promotion Officer full time (45.3%) than there are men (125.2%) in this profession. 

Age Brackets

The median age for people in roles similar to Health Education And Promotion Officers is 47, which is 7 years older than the median age of all other occupations.

Hours Worked

People in roles similar to Health Education and Promotion Officers work an average of 34.7 hours per week. This is 6.4 hours less per week than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The most common level of educational attainment for workers in a similar profession to Health Education And Promotion Officers is equally a Diploma / Advanced Diploma (29.6%) or Graduate Certificate or higher (29.6%). 22.2% of Health Education And Promotion Officers have a Bachelor degree.

Health Education and Promotion Officer Duties & Tasks

  • Advise patients on good health habits
  • Implement health programs within organisations
  • Monitor a patient’s condition and adjust treatments where necessary
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication and other medical care to treat and prevent illness, disease or injury
  • Refer patients to other medical specialists when necessary
  • Review reports and examine a patient to diagnose condition

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*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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