Where would you like to be one to five years from now?

Formulating a Career Plan

Knowing which career you want to pursue is an important first step to  tackling your job search and career goals. Identifying  an ideal  position is a great first step. However,  to achieve success, you must  also identify the specific action steps you need to take in order to  obtain these goals. Whether your long-term plans include health  education or another discipline is not an issue. It is important to see  what your goals are as well as what steps you have taken and plan to  take in order to achieve those goals. Earning a degree is great;  however, if you do not have a plan for the steps following graduation,  your hard work may not produce results as soon as you would like.  That  is the goal of this discussion – how can we work toghether to help you  succeed!

  • Identify your long-term goals.
    • Where would you like to be one to five years from now?
    • What is the industry and role you would like to pursue for your career?
  • Explore the skills and qualifications related to this type of role.
    • What qualifications do you already possess for this role??
    • What new skills, knowledge, certifications, or trainings do you need?
    • Identify the action steps you will need to take to successfully  pursue this position. Be sure to set reasonable deadlines for these  action steps.
  • Reflect on your resources.
    • What barriers do you need to overcome to be successful?
    • Are there individuals in your personal or professional network who can help you?Required Resources

      Text

      Cottrell, R. R., Girvan, J. T., McKenzie, J. F., & Seabert, D. (2014). Principles and foundations of health promotion and education (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

      · Chapter 6: The Health Education Specialist: Roles, Responsibilities, Certifications, and and Advanced Study

      · This chapter defines credentialing and describes the major responsibilities of a health education specialist.

      · Chapter 7: The Settings for Health Education/Promotion

      · This chapter describes the four main settings in which health educators tend to conduct health education programs.

      Recommended Resources

      Articles

      Gonyea, J. (n.d.). Career planning step-by-step (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/getting-started/career-planning-step-by-step/article.aspx

      · This article will help students understand the importance of developing a clear career plan.

      National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (2010).  Areas of responsibilities, competencies, and sub-competencies for the health education specialists 2010 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.nchec.org/assets/2251/areas_of_responsibilities_and_competencies.pdf

      · The NCHEC lists the key areas of responsibility for all health educators in the United States.

      Multimedia

      Resources for developing an effective career plan [Webinar]. Retrieved from http://bpiedu.adobeconnect.com/p8bxdwvd704/

      · In this recorded webinar students will be provided general advice from Ashford career specialists from different disciplines.

      Website

      National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

      · Link to NCHEC homepage. By utilizing this website students will be able to see the requirements needed to sit for a CHES/MCHES examine and what some of the benefits of being a Certified Health Education Specialist may be in their career search.

      Supplemental Materials

      Roadmap to Success (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

      · This resource offers guidance regarding additional ideas and steps students may want to include in their career plans.

      Required Resources

      Text

      Cottrell, R. R., Girvan, J. T., McKenzie, J. F., & Seabert, D. (2014).

      Principles and foundations

      of health prom

      otion and education

      (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

      ·

      Chapter 6: The Health Education Specialist: Roles, Responsibilities, Certifications, and

      and Advanced Study

      o

      This chapter defines credentialing and describes the major responsibilities of a

      health education specialist.

      ·

      Chapter 7: The Settings for Health Education/Promotion

      o

      This chapter describes the four main settings in which health educators tend to

      conduct health education programs.

      Recommended Resources

      Articles

      Gonyea, J. (n.d.).

      Career planning step

      by

      step

      (Links to an external site.)Links to an external

      site.

      . Retrieved from http://career

      advice.monster.

      com/job

      search/getting

      started/career

      planning

      step

      by

      step/article.aspx

      ·

      This article will help students understand the importance of developing a clear career

      plan.

      National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

      (2010).

      Areas of responsibilities,

      competencies, and sub

      competencies for the health education specialists 2010

      (Links to an

      external site.)Links to an external site.

      .

      Retrieved

      from

      http://www.nchec.org/assets/2251/areas_of_responsibilities_and_competencies.pdf

      ·

      The NCHEC lists the key areas of responsibility for all health educators in the United

      States.

      Multimedia

      Resources for developing an effective career plan [Webinar]. Ret

      rieved from

      http://bpiedu.adobeconnect.com/p8bxdwvd704/

      ·

      In this recorded webinar students will be provided general advice from Ashford career

      specialists from different disciplines.

      Website

      Required Resources

      Text

      Cottrell, R. R., Girvan, J. T., McKenzie, J. F., & Seabert, D. (2014). Principles and foundations

      of health promotion and education (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

       Chapter 6: The Health Education Specialist: Roles, Responsibilities, Certifications, and

      and Advanced Study

      o This chapter defines credentialing and describes the major responsibilities of a

      health education specialist.

       Chapter 7: The Settings for Health Education/Promotion

      o This chapter describes the four main settings in which health educators tend to

      conduct health education programs.

      Recommended Resources

      Articles

      Gonyea, J. (n.d.). Career planning step-by-step (Links to an external site.)Links to an external

      site.. Retrieved from http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/getting-started/career-

      planning-step-by-step/article.aspx

       This article will help students understand the importance of developing a clear career

      plan.

      National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (2010). Areas of responsibilities,

      competencies, and sub-competencies for the health education specialists 2010 (Links to an

      external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from

      http://www.nchec.org/assets/2251/areas_of_responsibilities_and_competencies.pdf

       The NCHEC lists the key areas of responsibility for all health educators in the United

      States.

      Multimedia

      Resources for developing an effective career plan [Webinar]. Retrieved from

      http://bpiedu.adobeconnect.com/p8bxdwvd704/

       In this recorded webinar students will be provided general advice from Ashford career

      specialists from different disciplines.

      Website

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