Community Nutrition Educators
Chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and chronic lung disease are the leading cause of death in the United States. While death (and taxes) can’t be avoided, the chance of being diagnosed with and prematurely dying from a chronic disease can be greatly reduced if one eats healthfully, exercises, and otherwise engages in activities that promote good health. Many people are unaware of the steps they must take to live a healthy life, or they face socioeconomic or other barriers to good health. Community nutrition educators te...
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Community nutrition educators earned average annual salaries of $37,813, according to ZipRecruiter.com. Earnings ranged from $18,500 to $73,500 or more.
Community health workers who are employed by organizations that provide community-based food, housing, emergency, and other relief services earned average salaries of $40,690 in May 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
A significant amount of travel is required for many community nutrition positions. An educator who works for a large, rural county may have to travel hundreds of miles a week to give presentations at schools, community centers, and other facilities and meet with clients in their homes. Some educators enjoy the opportunity to travel and interact with members of different communities, while other...
Job opportunities for community health workers (a category that includes community nutrition educators) are projected to grow by 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This rate is much faster than the average for all careers.
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control regarding obesity levels in the United States reinforce the need for more nutriti...