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Top 30 Health Educator Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
How do you typically assess the learning needs of your students?
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Question 2 of 30
Tell me about a successful program you taught. What made it successful and why was it different?
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As a Health Educator you assess individual and community needs for health education.
You plan health education strategies, interventions, and programs. Tell the interviewer about a recent program you taught and why you felt it was successful. Where you able to start a program and 1 year later it was still running successfully? Did you increase attendance and knowledge of your students?

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"My most recent event was a cooking class. We had 12 participants and all had a great time. Everyone laughed, helped each other out and learned the importance of eating fresh and eating healthy. I knew it was a successful class because the class that followed has a waiting list of 10 people."
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"My most successful class was a class I brought to our local middle school. My audience was 200 children full of smiles and questions. We had a great time, they were very engaged and everyone learned something."
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Question 3 of 30
What type of communicator are you?
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As a Health Educator it is important to know which type of communicator you are. Do you consider yourself analytical, intuitive, functional or personal? Tell the interviewer that you are able to change your communication style based on your audience and their way of learning. The important thing to relay is that you are an effective communicator. You welcome the back and fourth with your clients.

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"I'm the type of communicator that encourages open communication. I like to show my clients and coworkers that I'm approachable, knowledgeable and want to help others."
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"I am a direct communicator. I find that it is best to be brief and direct especially when presenting instruction or directions to clients. This leaves little room for miscommunication."
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Question 4 of 30
Tell me about an effective health education or promotion program which you developed and/or presented.
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Effectively designed health education and health promotion programs can improve health, reduce disease risks, manage chronic illnesses, and improve the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals, families, organizations and communities. To be effective, these programs must have a clear understanding of the targeted health behaviors, the target audience, and the environmental system. Have details of a program that you've worked in your back pocket, ready to share, that was effective and successful.
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"My most recent program that I organized and presented was smoking cessation in our elderly population. I identified that people wanted to stop smoking regardless of their age so I decided to target our elderly population. I received great feedback and saw great success in my clients."
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Question 5 of 30
What is your long-range objective?
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The interviewer is asking this question to align expectations for the role with your long-term expectations. The interviewer is also checking to see if you have realistic goals and to gauge your level of ambition.

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"In the near future, I am focused on coming up to speed quickly in my new role. My longer range goal is to become a subject matter expert in my field. I want to become the person others seek out for the answers to their most difficult problems."
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"My long-range objective is to publish a book. I would love to tell the world about my involvement to put an end to childhood obesity."
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Question 6 of 30
Please share with me an example of how you helped coach or mentor another educator. What improvements did you see in the person's knowledge or skills?
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Question 7 of 30
What makes you the best health educator for our school?
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Question 8 of 30
What websites do you like to direct your students towards, in regards to health information?
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Question 9 of 30
Are you comfortable giving commands to people and leading a group or a team?
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Question 10 of 30
Tell me about a health related event you have hosted. What was the goal of the event and did you consider it a success?
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Question 11 of 30
Tell me about your post-secondary education. What was your favorite course and why?
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Question 12 of 30
If you could start any public health initiative, with an unlimited budget, what would it be?
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Question 13 of 30
How do you keep yourself a model citizen when it comes to nutrition, exercise, and overall health?
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Question 14 of 30
Do you have any questions for us?
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Question 15 of 30
How do you measure progress with your clients?
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Question 16 of 30
How long do your counseling sessions last?
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Question 17 of 30
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Question 18 of 30
Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in the classroom. How well was it received?
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Question 19 of 30
Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
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Question 20 of 30
In what ways can you improve your skills as a health educator?
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Question 21 of 30
What do you enjoy most about being a health educator?
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Question 22 of 30
What growing trend worries you the most in regards to peoples health?
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Question 23 of 30
What do you know about our organization?
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Question 24 of 30
Why do you want to work for us?
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Question 25 of 30
Are you efficient with your time?
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Question 26 of 30
In what ways do you often see people making poor choices in regards to their health?
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Question 27 of 30
Share an experience you had in dealing with a challenging student and how you handled the situation.
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Question 28 of 30
Do you collect data and track results as your health education classes are progressing?
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Question 29 of 30
How would your peers describe you?
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Question 30 of 30
How do you help clients set goals?
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About Health Educator

February 27th, 2017

As a Health Educator you teach people about behaviors that promote wellness, healthy living and even prevent disease. Through collecting data and discussing health concerns with members of specific populations or communities, you develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Your patients include: the general public, at-risk populations, diabetes patients, expectant mothers and heart patients. Preparing presentations, conducting health screenings and patient outreach, and serving as point of contact for patients are just a few of your duties as a Health Educator.

Skills needed to be a successful Health Educator are your communication skills, organization and ability to teach others. Your active listening, judgment and decision making will be an important part of the job. Preparing presentations will become second nature as well as your administrative skills.

To prepare for your interview the interviewer may want to see samples of your work. Bringing a portfolio of your work could be an easy and visual way to show your best work. Discuss presentations you created, workshops you led and groups you've created for your at-risk population.

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