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Health Promotion Officer

Health Promotion Officer

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Also known as Community Health Worker, Health Educator.
Assists health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.
Training time 1 - 1.5 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,560
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 1,500

What does a Health Promotion Officer do?

  • developing, implementing, reviewing, examining, testing and raising awareness of diets, menus and nutrition intervention programs, the nature and extent of vision problems, and patients' medicine therapy
  • planning, implementing and reviewing strategies and procedures for safe, economic and suitable disposal of various wastes, and for safe work practices
  • conducting research and assessing data relating to health and nutrition status of individuals, groups and communities, and to develop and improve pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and related chemical products
  • producing images to assist Medical Practitioners diagnose patients' illnesses and diseases, and administering radiation treatment
  • consulting with other Health Professionals, Chemists, Engineering Professionals and other professionals

Specialisations

  • Asthma Educator
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Diabetes Educator

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