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Careers

Health promotion is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in the United States.

To learn more about what the Bureau of Labor Statistics says about Health Educators’ career outlook, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To find more career opportunities, visit the following links:

Graduates of our program work in a variety of settings:

  • Robin Annison - Emergency Training Specialist, U.S. Capitol Police, Washington, D.C.
  • Juleigh Baker - Health Educator, Longest Student Health Center, Mississippi State University
  • Steve Brantley - Grants Monitor, Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Jackson, MS
  • Mandy Burleson - Child Life Specialist, Mississippi State Dept. of Health, Starkville, MS
  • J. Don Chaney - Associate Dean, Distance Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Lois Coleman - Health Educator, Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Fort Myers, FL
  • Tiffany Fennell - Health Educator, American Heart Association, Jackson, MS
  • Allison Ford - Associate Professor, Health Promotion, University of Mississippi
  • Melody Fortune - Branch Director, Breast and Cervical Cancer, Mississippi State Dept. of Health
  • Michelle Harcrow - Health Educator, Student Health Center, University of Alabama
  • David Holland - Cancer Control Manager, American Cancer Society, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Jason Horay - Health Promotion Specialist, Duke Medical Center, Durham NC
  • Leah Pylate - Community Health Educator, American Lung Association, Batesville, MS
  • Christopher Thomas - Cancer Prevention Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA
  • Jamie Waggoner - Health Promotion Specialist, Toyota Motor Company, Louisville, KY
  • Alice Ann Williams - Clinical Dietitian, Valley Services, Inc, Mississippi State Hospital

Certified Health Education Specialist

The coursework in this program has been developed around the competencies required to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). CHES credentialing is available through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and gives health educators a competitive edge in the field.

For more information: NCHEC