Occupational Employment Statistics
21-1094 Community Health Workers
Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs. Excludes “Health Educators” (21-1091).
|Professional and Business Services||30||$20.86/hr
|Education and Health Services||590||$23.60/hr
- Monitor nutrition of children, elderly, or other high-risk groups.
- Administer immunizations or other basic preventive treatments.
- Advise clients or community groups on issues related to self-care, such as diabetes management.
- Identify the particular health care needs of individuals in a community or target area.
- Interpret, translate, or provide cultural mediation related to health services or information for community members.
- Advise clients or community groups on issues related to social or intellectual development, such as education, childcare, or problem solving.
- Collect information from individuals to compile vital statistics about the general health of community members.
- Teach appropriate parenting behaviors to individuals or families.
- Develop plans or formal contracts for individuals, families, or community groups to improve overall health.
- Identify or contact members of high-risk or otherwise targeted groups, such as members of minority populations, low-income populations, or pregnant women.