To work as a community health worker, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete short-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
Community health workers typically have a high school diploma or equivalent. Some jobs may require postsecondary education. Education programs may lead to a certificate or associate degree. Typical courses include wellness, ethics, and cultural awareness.
Community health workers typically complete short-term, on-the-job training. This training often covers areas such as communication or outreach skills. Training also covers the specific health topics that they will be focusing on.