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Community Health Care Worker at a Glance

Note: Community Health Care Worker is a continuing education/non-credit program.

What does a community health care worker do?

  • Provides patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as caring for infants, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness
  • Mobilizes patients with moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and dressing and grooming
  • Triages and checks patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration
  • Maintains records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager

What is the career outlook?

  • Community health care workers work in a variety of settings including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors' offices private businesses and colleges.
  • Most health care workers typically have 40 hour work-weeks which may also include weekends
  • In Texas: median salaries of $16.23 per hour or $33,800 annually*

Statistics are included only as guidelines and will vary with fluctuations in the economy and job market. More specific local hiring and salary information can be obtained at individual college information sessions for a particular health careers program.

Awards and coursework
El Centro
Continuing Education contact hours
Intro to Community Health
​Wellness and Health Promotions​X​80
​Practicum- Community Health Services​X​48

Who can help me decide which health science career is best for me?

Contact the Health Careers Resource Center.

What more to I need to know?

Learn more about El Centro College’s Community Health Care Worker program.

*America's Career Infonet 2012 data for Community Health Worker