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What Can You Do With a Master's in Health and Wellness?

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A health and wellness master’s degree lets you make a difference in the growing healthcare field as you help people embrace healthy lifestyles. As a health and wellness professional, you get to use different strategies to advocate for preventative action in healthcare. Here are some careers you may choose after earning a health and wellness master's degree.

Community Health Worker

Community health workers provide communities with access to health services. You'll work among the underprivileged and marginalized members of the community, providing essential healthcare information. In many instances, you’ll serve as the link between social services, community members, and clinics as you create avenues of communication.

Health and Wellness Coach

Working as a health coach lets you assess your clients’ health needs and help them create healthy lifestyle goals. This position often involves one-on-one interactions as you motivate clients to develop a healthy regimen and maintain their health. Health coaches guide clients through attaining their health goals, from exercising to stress management and smoking cessation.

Behavioral Health Specialist

A health and wellness degree can also prepare you for a career in mental and behavioral health. You’ll help people overcome obstacles that negatively affect their mental health and wellbeing. Behavioral health specialists help clients adopt better life patterns and can work in schools, communities, clinics, or hospitals.

Public Health Educator

You'll educate communities about different health practices as a public health educator. This position allows you to collaborate with health specialists to create programs for communities and schools, depending on their needs. Organizations may also ask you to provide insight into their health education needs.

Health Services Manager

This career option is ideal for you if you have strong business judgment combined with the desire to help people lead healthier lives. With this role, you’ll manage health services for clinics or departments. You could also choose to become a healthcare specialist.

With these career options in mind, the next step is to find a path that fits your skills and interests. Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers a Master of Professional Studies in Health and Wellness Management to prepare you for a rewarding career, and our online courses provide flexibility for working adults. Request more information about our graduate programs today.

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