10 Career Opportunities As A Health Coach
You just graduated as a Certified Health Coach! You’ve put a lot of time and energy into your new certification, and you’re proud of the work you’ve done — as you should be! Congrats!
The next question on your mind is… “now what?!”
Or perhaps, you’re looking to become a Health Coach (it’s the career your heart is pulling you towards — don’t fight it!), but you’re not sure if there’s a demand or how the heck you’re ever going to find a job.
Whether you’re a recent grad or looking to embark on your journey to becoming a Health Coach, we have news to calm your nerves and set you up for SUCCESS!
At ITN, we set our graduates up to not only be a highly-sought after Health Coach but also to define success on their terms and live a life they love with a full heart and a full client list!
First and foremost, it’s important to get clear on what exactly you, as a Health Coach, can and cannot do. It’s important to stay within your scope of practice, which is something we educate our students on at ITN!
THE DOS AND DON’TS OF HEALTH COACHING
Before you begin making plans for life after your certification, it’s important to revisit and remind yourself of the dos, and the don’ts of a Health Coach! Don’t worry; we have a quick cheat sheet with all that you need to know.
Keep in mind that within this list of the things that Health Coaches do, there are endless possibilities for job opportunities! Stay tuned because we’re going to give you a list to help you find the perfect career!
HEALTH COACHES DO:
- Ask their clients what they want to change and allow their clients to help set their own goals.
- Educate their clients on topics related to health, wellness, and transformation.
- Support and motivate their clients in managing their own health with educational resources.
- Empower their clients to become personally accountable for their own health.
- Ask questions of their clients to help initiate deep thought and clarity.
- Connect and work with healthcare providers in a supportive role for their clients.
- Connect their clients to medial resources such as groups like the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Overeaters Anonymous, and other beneficial resources.
HEALTH COACHES DON’T:
- Tell their clients what changes to make.
- Provide medical advice.
- Diagnose, treat, cure, or heal any disease or condition.
- Make specific recommendations. They always let their clients choose their own course of action.
- Recommend or tell a client to take supplements or to follow a particular diet. Health coaches educate clients on supplements that might be helpful and leave it up to the client to decide if they want to take them.
- Run tests or interpret lab results. This is out of the scope of practice for a health coach, and it’s illegal. Don’t believe anyone that tells you otherwise.
- Use all or nothing types of statements. Instead of “will”, they use “may”, “can”, or “might”.
- Make health claims without scientific basis.
Now that we are clear about what your job as a Health Coach looks like let’s talk about the demand for Health Coaches!
THE DEMAND FOR HEALTH COACHES
You’re probably wondering, “Now that I’m a graduate (or thinking about becoming a Health Coach), is there actually a demand for me and my skills as a Health Coach?”
Great question! The answer is YES! Let’s take a look at some recent stats about the health coaching industry!
The market value for the Health Coach industry is up 15 percent from 2014, which puts it at $6.14 billion with a steady increase. By 2022, the industry is expected to hit $7.85 billion with a guestimated 122,000 Health Coaches pulling in an average salary of $55,000 to $100,000.
We think it’s safe to say that as a Health Coach, you have endless opportunities and the industry is not only here to stay, but here to dominate!
For more stats about the hottest industry around — obviously we’re talking about health coaching — check out this article!
Okay, let’s get to the juicy stuff! It’s time to talk about what kind of jobs you can get as a Health Coach!
10 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS A HEALTH COACH
Are you a Certified Health Coach who loves to write (not to mention live and work from anywhere)? Becoming a health and lifestyle blogger just might be the perfect career path for you!
Sharing your vast knowledge of health and wellness online can provide you with a great income, give you a platform to share all you’ve learned, and increasing your industry credibility!
If you’re considering making blogging your career, getting very clear on your niche will help you to speak to the right audience and grow your blog quickly!
Collaborating with others and pitching your articles to influential health companies are great ways to get your work out into the world.
Podcasts are not only a fun way to connect with others in the health industry, but can also make for a lucrative career! If you love to connect with others, creating a top-rated podcast just might be the ideal fit for you!
If you’re looking to make podcasting your full-time job, be sure you’re consistent, collaborate with other influencers, and continually seek out sponsors. Give your audience valuable information, and they’ll keep coming back for more!
3. WORK WITH CLIENTS
There are endless possibilities when it comes to working with clients! You can do one-on-one sessions or group sessions. You can host a membership site, work solely online, or face-to-face with your clients.
If you’re good at connection and a rock star at listening, working with clients would be an excellent choice for you! Most Health Coaches start there rates at $150 per session and charge more depending on the circumstances and your experience as a coach.
4. WORK FOR A DOCTOR
It’s no secret that doctors don’t have the time or education to help their clients create lasting, behaviorial changes, which is why they are turning to Health Coaches to do just that!
Health Coaches are experts when it comes to working with clients to create long-term improved habits that aid in a healthy life. If you’re interested in teaming up with a physician, be sure you’re on the same page as them, and that you align with their mission.
5. CORPORATE WELLNESS
Many companies are turning to Health Coaches to improve their employee’s health and well-being. What does that mean for them? It means fewer employee sick days, more productivity, and less health care costs!
Working with a company is a great way to reach hundreds of individuals at one time. You can get creative and do team building exercises combined with your knowledge as a Health Coach!
6. HOST COOKING CLASSES
People are always looking to learn how to cook and how to cook a healthy meal! If you love whipping together healthy recipes, hosting cooking classes just might be a lucrative, fun, and passion-filled career for you!
Hosting a cooking class is a great way to interact with others (which may lead to one-on-one clients), share your love of cooking, and help others create healthy eating habits!
7. COLLABORATE WITH OTHER HEALTH COACH PROFESSIONALS
There are endless healthcare professionals who are looking for Health Coaches to collaborate with. Often, Health Coaches have in-depth knowledge in areas that other professionals may not, which is why working alongside another professional is a powerful way to reach clients and give them a personalized plan.
Look for personal trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractor, and energy healers in your area who you could work with.
8. RUN RETREATS
Retreats are a great way to combine event planning with Health Coaching!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to hosting a retreat! You can focus it on mindset, movement, yoga, food, business, or any other niche! You’ll find hosting retreats is an adventurous and fun way to use your certification, not to mention, a lucrative industry!
9. WORK IN A SPECIALIZED FIELD
If you’re looking to hone in and work with a specialized group of individuals, such as diabetics, those with cancer, or those with mental illnesses, you’ll find that many companies are doing just that.
ITN offers specialized certification courses to help you become an expert in whatever area you are most drawn to! Check out our specialist courses here!
10. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING
Companies and events are constantly looking for motivational speakers! If you love being in front of a crowd and feel comfortable speaking publicly (go you!), becoming a motivational speaker is a great way to use your certification.
This allows you to share your knowledge, passion, and help others in a BIG way!
SHIFT YOUR MINDSET AND ATTRACT ABUNDANCE & OPPORTUNITY
Now that you’ve graduated (or you’re thinking of becoming a Health Coach), it’s essential that you align your mindset with whatever you’re looking to create when it comes to a career.
Trust and know (deep down) that you deserve a career that brings you joy, purpose, and abundance. When you hold space to attract the career of your dreams, you’ll create beautiful, attractive energy — the kind of energy that brings to fruition your desires.
Carry this affirmation with you as you’re deciding which career suits you best:
Now take a peek at some of the amazing careers our graduates have built from their Health Coaching Certification.
ITN STUDENT SUCCESSES
Leah released her first book, Ditch the Diet: How Your Frustration Can Lead to Freedom and Permanent Weight Loss, which became a #1 bestseller on Amazon! She also works with clients one-on-one, does corporate wellness, hosts culinary classes, and is a motivational speaker.
Layne combined her legal background with her ITN certification and now offers online legal protection for coaches! She works from anywhere in the world and has been able to combine her knowledge and passion seamlessly.
No matter what career path you choose, you can rest assured that becoming a Health Coach is not only in high demand, but it’s also a certificate that will offer you endless opportunities.
If you’re ready to become a Health Coach or wanting to become a more credible Health Coach, check out our CTNC program to get you started on your path!
Our program gives you in-depth education on how to become a successful Health Coach and make an impact in this world in a BIG way!
Comment below and tell us what career path you’ve taken or plan to take as a Health Coach!