In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Being a trusted member of the community who serves as a liaison between the community and social and health services.
- Outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.
In your job search, you may find job listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Typically requires an associate or bachelor’s degree. Obtaining another degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a higher degree. Your existing education might give you advanced standing or transfer credit towards a higher degree, reducing the time it would take you to graduate.
Certification is not required.
Licensure is not required to work as a Community Health Worker.