The health coach job description calls for an individual who is capable of instructing others in order to provide them with a healthier way of life. These individuals may work for hospitals or clinics, but they may also work on a freelance, per-contract basis and be hired directly by their clients.
In order to work as a health coach, an individual should possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in a field such as health education, nursing, athletic training or nutrition. He or she will need vast knowledge regarding topics such as weight management, nutrition, pre- or post-natal care, reducing stress, handling chronic conditions and more. Since some experience as a healthcare provider is necessary, many health coaches start out working as nursing assistants, nutrition counsellors or nurses and work their way up.
- Problem Solving
- Active listening
- Building rapport
- Holistic expertise
- Health, Nutrition and Fitness
Due to vast size of the health related industry there are many positions you could move into. These include;
- Private coaching
- Group coaching or wellness workshops
- Wellness centres or doctor's offices
- Online programs
- Education and reform initiatives
- Product development
- Writing or blogging