Community Health Workers


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Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • State and local government agencies
  • Civic organizations

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will be very strong. As health care costs go up, there is more interest in educating people about how to stay healthy. Educators can also help people manage chronic illnesses they already have such as asthma or diabetes. As the population ages demand for educators will increase.

Job prospects may be best for workers who have formal education or have specialized in a specific area such as aging populations. Prospects may also be better for those who speak a second language.

Community Health Workers (CIS 100565)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
2,677
Medium
&
5.5%
5.8%
>>>>
343
Moderate
  Champaign Area
70
Medium
&
7.1%
7.0%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
56
Medium
&
3.6%
5.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Cook County
1,249
Medium
&
4.6%
5.6%
>>>>
159
Moderate
  Decatur Area
35
Medium
&
2.9%
7.0%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
123
Medium
&
9.8%
9.7%
>>>>
17
Moderate
  Du Page County
242
Small
&
5.0%
5.4%
>>>>
30
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
51
Small
&
2.0%
5.1%
>>>>
6
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
24
Small
&
8.3%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
34
Small
&
8.8%
5.2%
>>>>
5
Few
  Lake County
95
Small
&
7.4%
8.6%
>>>>
12
Few
  McHenry County
34
Small
&
14.7%
6.8%
>>>>
5
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
58
Medium
&
-1.7%
6.8%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
49
Small
&
2.0%
3.6%
>>>>
6
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
130
Medium
&
8.5%
7.3%
>>>>
17
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
41
Small
&
2.4%
4.3%
>>>>
5
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
39
Small
&
7.7%
5.7%
>>>>
5
Few
  Rockford Area
79
Medium
&
6.3%
7.6%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
32
Medium
&
-3.1%
2.4%
>>>>
3
Few
  Springfield Area
77
Medium
&
1.3%
4.7%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
75
Medium
&
4.0%
6.4%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Vermilion County
11
Very small
&
9.1%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
82
Small
&
13.4%
9.1%
>>>>
11
Few
United States
64,900
Medium
&
15.3%
3.7%
>>>>
7,600
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.