Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 21-1094 Community Health Workers
Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Maintain updated client records with plans, notes, appropriate forms, or related information. Advise clients or community groups on issues related to improving general health, such as diet or exercise. Identify or contact members of high-risk or otherwise targeted groups, such as members of minority populations, low-income populations, or pregnant women. Contact clients in person, by phone, or in writing to ensure they have completed required or recommended actions. Distribute flyers, brochures, or other informational or educational documents to inform members of a targeted community. Refer community members to needed health services. Attend community meetings or health fairs to understand community issues or build relationships with community members.
License: License not required.
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Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $13.01   Entry $27,053.00
Mean $20.86   Mean $43,390.00
Experience $24.80 Experience $51,563.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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