Community Health Worker

What They Do:

Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.



Community health workers typically need to have at least a high school diploma and must complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some states have certification programs for community health workers. 


Where They Work:

  • Hospitals

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • Government

  • Doctors’ offices

  • Private businesses

  • Colleges


What They Make:

The median annual wage for community health workers was $40,360 in 2019.


Career Outlook:

Projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations




Updated February 2021