What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?
For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with
This Major” guides for public health and education.
Some common career titles for this major include:
- Health Educators
- High School Teachers
- Middle School Teachers
- Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
- Case Manager
- Community Outreach Specialist
- Community Outreach Coordinator
- Director of Volunteer Services
- Health Promotion and Wellness Coordinator
- Social and Human Service Assistant
For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Careers in Health Education and Promotion
Internships, Research, and Fellowship Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Dr. Kathleen Gould, TU Health Science Department Internship Coordinator.
Careers and Jobs
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Sample Resumes and Interview Questions
For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Health Education and Promotion Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Health Education Related Questions
- How would you accommodate students with a variety of special needs?
- How would you describe a developmentally appropriate curriculum?
- What experience do you have discussing sensitive topics? Give us an example.
- Say we're coming to your class to observe. Would we see your class as being more teacher-
or learner-centered? Why? Give us examples.
- How might skills-based instruction influence how you teach? Can you give us an example?
- What would be the top three goals of your health education curriculum?
- What are some ways you might communicate with parents during the year?
- What are two different strategies you could use to make your learning environment
emotionally healthy for all students?
- Your administration tells you that you should teach an "abstinence only" sexuality
curriculum. A freshman girl comes to you and confides that her boyfriend is pressuring
her to have intercourse. What do you say to her?
- You have a parent who calls you and tells you that he/she thinks that his/her child
is using drugs. The parent wants your help in finding this out. What do you say?
- Are you familiar with individualized education plans (IEPs)? What is your philosophy
with regard to working with teachers, parents, and related services in developing
and implementing the IEP?
Case Management and Community Outreach Related Questions
- Describe your experience in social services, especially working with women, children
or chemical dependency.
- Describe how you go about establishing a relationship with a client.
- Describe how you motivate clients to change behaviors in their lives that keep them
- Describe what actions you would take to engage a client who is using.
- Describe how you would prioritize demands on your time, such as needy clients, clients
in crisis, and paperwork.
- Describe any experiences you have had working in a client's home.
- What kind of things can you learn about a client in a home visit?
- What kinds of experiences have you had working with mentally ill clients? How about
threatening or violent behavior?
- Describe any experiences you have had working with children from birth to 3 years
- Describe your 'approach' to case management.
- Describe your experience coordinating services with other providers.
- Describe what kinds of documentation you have had to do?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price
membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings,
field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections
on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.
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