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Community Health Workers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Aspiring CHWs should build their skills by taking health, anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computer science, database management, social studies, and psychology courses. Community health workers must be excellent public speakers and writers, so you should take as many English (including writing) and speech classes as possible. Since CHWs serve people (often immigrants) from disadvantaged communities, it’s a good idea to learn a foreign language (Spanish is highly recommended) in order to work with clients more effectively.

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