• Community Health Workers
  • Human Services
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 48,070
    $31,210 range bar $62,900
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Community Health Workers advocate for residents' needs with healthcare providers and social service organizations. They implement wellness strategies by collecting data and discussing health concerns with members of specific populations.

What do they typically do

  • Discuss health concerns with community members
  • Educate people about the importance and availability of healthcare services, such as cancer screenings
  • Provide basic health services such as first aid, diabetic foot checks, and height and weight measurements
  • Collect data to help identify community needs
  • Report findings to health education specialists, healthcare workers, or social service providers
  • Provide informal counseling and social support
  • Conduct outreach programs
  • Make referrals, provide transportation, and address other barriers to healthcare access
  • Advocate for individual and community needs

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