Careers and Outcomes

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Improve lives and communities through health

A master’s degree in health promotion and wellness management helps you lead others in making healthy lifestyle choices. 

Where can you work with this degree?

Wellness and fitness class.

You can direct, manage or educate others through health and wellness programs.

With your management skills and health knowledge, you’re prepared for a career in a variety of settings.

Potential job settings

Listed in alphabetical order.

  • Fitness and community centers

  • Government agencies
  • Health departments
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Schools and universities 
  • Sports medicine facilities​​​​​​​
  • Worksite wellness

Potential job titles

  • Community health worker
  • Community organizer
  • Health educator
  • Health Promotion manager
  • Outreach or program coordinator
  • Wellness coordinator/manager

The job outlook for this field is expected to rise over the next 10 years.

What's the average salary?

Your salary depends on your specific job, location and experience level. 

Generally, starting salaries for health educators and community health workers are around $45,000. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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