The widespread shift from a medical or treatment-focused model of care to a preventive model of care means that the field of health coaching is ripe with opportunity. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recognizes this explosion of growth in the health coach field, reporting that employment of health promotion professionals is projected to grow a whopping 16% from 2016 to 2026. This is more than twice that of many other professions.

In practical numbers, this means that nearly 20,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the field by 2026. If you’ve been eager to begin a new career in the health industry, now is the time to get started. Health coaches produce dramatic reductions in overall healthcare costs and are rewarded with an average salary of $59,660 in May 2018, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the highest 10 percent earning more than $98,530. Now is the perfect time to enter this rapidly growing and highly rewarding field.

Health coaches are employed by:

  • hospitals
  • medical centers
  • nursing homes
  • schools & colleges
  • public health organizations
  • nonprofit organizations
  • insurance companies
  • fitness centers / gyms
  • corporations of all sizes
  • themselves, in independent practice
  • and more!