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COMMUNITY OUTREACH SPECIALIST, IN-DEPTH: Helping Children Who Have Nothing

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Kelsey is a Community Outreach Specialist who works for a nonprofit that aims to help educate the public about the disease Malaria. Kelsey loves her job and the idea of helping children who do not have much. Kelsey goes into detail about she like likes and dislikes about her job, her key career decisions, the difficulty of getting a job in her industry and work-life balance.

School: North Idaho College
Job Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Employer: EndMalariaNow.org

Job Summary: Health Educators

Job Description

Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop programs and materials to encourage people to make healthy decisions.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Required by the Certified Health Education Specialists

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$25,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
30 to 40 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Empathy, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork

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m='10000'>lot</span> <span m='10250'>of</span> <span m='10350'>people</span> <span m='11270'>do</span> <span m='11510'>a</span> <span m='11570'>lot</span> <span m='11770'>of</span> <span m='11870'>work</span> <span m='12180'>there,</span> <span m='12420'>and</span> <span m='12510'>I</span> <span m='12570'>get</span> <span m='12770'>to</span> <span m='13050'>connect</span> <span m='13330'>with</span> <span m='13560'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='14210'>Something</span> <span m='14540'>I</span> <span m='14630'>don't</span> <span m='14980'>like</span> <span m='15780'>is</span> <span m='15890'>people</span> <span m='16160'>are</span> <span m='16280'>kind</span> <span m='16490'>of</span> <span m='16610'>rude</span> <span m='16870'>sometimes.</span> <span m='18200'>They</span> <span m='18910'>don't</span> <span m='19110'>have</span> <span m='19270'>time</span> <span m='19710'>for</span> <span m='19840'>you,</span> <span m='20580'>or</span> <span m='20810'>they</span> <span m='21550'>say</span> <span m='21780'>really</span> <span m='22100'>mean things</span> <span m='23700'>that</span> <span m='23890'>you</span> <span m='24100'>just aren't</span> <span m='24390'>expecting.</span> <span m='25830'>That</span> <span m='26060'>somestimes</span> <span m='26315'>is</span> <span m='26570'>hard.</span> </p><p><span m='27290'>The</span> <span m='27420'>key</span> <span m='27630'>decision</span> <span m='28280'>I</span> <span m='28410'>made</span> <span m='29000'>is</span> <span m='29220'>I</span> <span m='29290'>used</span> <span m='29540'>to</span> <span m='29630'>work</span> <span m='29950'>for</span> <span m='30230'>a</span> <span m='30310'>bank,</span> <span m='30980'>and</span> <span m='31450'>I</span> <span m='31650'>decided</span> <span m='32570'>to</span> <span m='33170'>start</span> <span m='33450'>working</span> <span m='33770'>for</span> <span m='33910'>a</span> <span m='34020'>nonprofit.</span> <span m='34970'>And that</span> <span m='35240'>was</span> <span m='35470'>a</span> <span m='35550'>huge</span> <span m='36120'>change,</span> <span m='36970'>and</span> <span m='37140'>I</span> <span m='37250'>just</span> <span m='37420'>realized</span> <span m='37760'>how</span> <span m='37860'>much</span> <span m='38070'>money</span> <span m='38430'>I</span> <span m='38520'>was</span> <span m='38700'>making</span> <span m='39100'>for</span> <span m='39260'>title</span> <span m='39660'>companies</span> <span m='40210'>and</span> <span m='40310'>other</span> <span m='40580'>organizations.</span> <span m='41550'>And</span> <span m='41640'>I</span> <span m='41760'>thought,</span> <span m='42310'>I</span> <span m='42510'>would</span> <span m='42640'>rather</span> <span m='42910'>put</span> <span m='43100'>that</span> <span m='43310'>energy</span> <span m='43800'>in</span> <span m='43990'>someone</span> <span m='44280'>who</span> <span m='44430'>really</span> <span m='44720'>needs</span> <span m='45070'>it.</span> <span m='45450'>So</span> <span m='46020'>that</span> <span m='46170'>was</span> <span m='46340'>a</span> <span m='46440'>huge</span> <span m='46770'>choice</span> <span m='46990'>for</span> <span m='47220'>me,</span> <span m='47440'>it</span> <span m='47550'>changed</span> <span m='47900'>my</span> <span m='48030'>life.</span> <span m='48890'>But</span> <span m='49030'>I've</span> <span m='49330'>never</span> <span m='49650'>been</span> <span m='49790'>happier</span> <span m='50330'>at a</span> <span m='50530'>job,</span> <span m='51010'>so</span> <span m='51420'>I was</span> <span m='51720'>really</span> <span m='52000'>pleased</span> <span m='52320'>with</span> <span m='52440'>my</span> <span m='52570'>decision.</span> </p><p><span m='53610'>It's</span> <span m='53970'>not</span> <span m='54310'>super</span> <span m='54650'>difficult.</span> <span m='55450'>If</span> <span m='55550'>you're</span> <span m='55730'>in</span> <span m='55810'>high</span> <span m='56060'>school,</span> <span m='56730'>you</span> <span m='56920'>can</span> <span m='57070'>start</span> <span m='57400'>with</span> <span m='57540'>volunteering,</span> <span m='58680'>and</span> <span m='58920'>it</span> <span m='59000'>also</span> <span m='59290'>looks</span> <span m='59590'>great</span> <span m='59930'>on</span> <span m='60250'>college</span> <span m='60570'>resumes.</span> <span m='62320'>I</span> <span m='62510'>really</span> <span m='62930'>recommend</span> <span m='63790'>everyone</span> <span m='64500'>get</span> <span m='64890'>involved</span> <span m='65470'>in</span> <span m='65560'>their</span> <span m='65740'>community</span> <span m='66440'>before</span> <span m='66890'>they</span> <span m='67040'>get</span> <span m='67190'>out</span> <span m='67350'>of</span> <span m='67440'>high</span> <span m='67650'>school,</span> <span m='68430'>because</span> <span m='68780'>it</span> <span m='68900'>is</span> <span m='69050'>so</span> <span m='69430'>hard</span> <span m='69720'>to</span> <span m='69800'>do</span> <span m='69970'>volunteer</span> <span m='70580'>work</span> <span m='70850'>around</span> <span m='70980'>a</span> <span m='71410'>job.</span> <span m='72340'>And</span> <span m='72660'>so</span> <span m='72820'>it's</span> <span m='73430'>huge,</span> <span m='73970'>it looks</span> <span m='74255'>great</span> <span m='74540'>on</span> <span m='74680'>your</span> <span m='75010'>resume,</span> <span m='76230'>and--</span> <span m='77050'>yeah,</span> <span m='77410'>that's</span> <span m='77610'>my</span> <span m='77740'>biggest</span> <span m='78120'>recommendation.</span> </p><p><span m='79520'>My</span> <span m='79690'>work-life</span> <span m='80360'>balance</span> <span m='80870'>sometimes</span> <span m='81540'>it</span> <span m='81620'>gets</span> <span m='81790'>a little</span> <span m='82090'>hectic.</span> <span m='82550'>I</span> <span m='82640'>volunteer</span> <span m='83240'>a</span> <span m='83310'>lot</span> <span m='83550'>of</span> <span m='83670'>my</span> <span m='83840'>time</span> <span m='84170'>for</span> <span m='84300'>this</span> <span m='84550'>organization,</span> <span m='85770'>and</span> <span m='86130'>sometimes</span> <span m='87150'>there</span> <span m='87350'>are</span> <span m='87450'>things</span> <span m='87740'>that</span> <span m='87880'>just</span> <span m='88090'>need</span> <span m='88290'>to</span> <span m='88380'>be</span> <span m='88560'>done</span> <span m='89010'>off</span> <span m='89260'>the</span> <span m='89380'>clock.</span> <span m='90040'>So</span> <span m='90490'>I</span> <span m='90590'>do</span> <span m='90850'>a</span> <span m='90880'>lot</span> <span m='91090'>of</span> <span m='91170'>research</span> <span m='91680'>at home,</span> <span m='92330'>I</span> <span m='92660'>do</span> <span m='93280'>a</span> <span m='93410'>lot</span> <span m='93910'>of</span> <span m='94140'>reaching</span> <span m='94540'>out</span> <span m='94710'>to</span> <span m='94800'>people</span> <span m='95260'>when</span> <span m='95430'>I'm</span> <span m='95550'>not</span> <span m='95840'>working.</span> <span m='97170'>And</span> <span m='97390'>so</span> <span m='97900'>sometimes</span> <span m='98440'>this</span> <span m='98630'>does</span> <span m='98890'>overtake</span> <span m='99500'>my</span> <span m='99690'>life,</span> <span m='100220'>but,</span> <span m='100950'>at</span> <span m='101130'>the</span> <span m='101270'>same</span> <span m='101510'>time,</span> <span m='101920'>it's</span> <span m='102070'>a</span> <span m='102130'>choice</span> <span m='102530'>I</span> <span m='102630'>made</span> <span m='102990'>and</span> <span m='103150'>I</span> <span m='103300'>really--</span> <span m='104370'>I</span> <span m='104530'>love</span> <span m='104860'>it.</span> <span m='105370'>So</span> <span m='105650'>I</span> <span m='105790'>never</span> <span m='106150'>regret</span> <span m='106580'>it.</span> <span m='106880'>It's</span> <span m='107180'>really</span> <span m='107590'>a</span> 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