Sex Educator

Discuss sex with students in a scientific rather than racy manner.
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Salary Range
$35,000 – $83,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sex Educators do?

With an infallible, serious attitude, the Sex Educator teaches high school students about the birds and the bees. Putting the students’ giggles and snickers aside, the Sex Educator must focus on the topic, and keep the students focused as well. Teaching them about the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and the emotional side of sex requires grace under fire.

As a Sex Educator, you work with Guidance Counselors, and School Administrators to provide a thorough discussion of the subject without being risqué. A background in education, biology, human development, and psychology prepares you for the classroom and the lectures you lead.

Outstanding communication and planning skills are required, as you help determine the direction of the course through lesson plans. When you’re standing in front of your class, you must be able to impress upon them the importance of disease and pregnancy prevention. All the while, you’re expected to stay within the guidelines for discussing sex with students set forth by the school administration. The focus of this position is on teaching students about sex from a biological perspective, and it should never be considered an instructional course.

Excellent organizational and computer skills are needed as well, as you track your lesson plans and student data for school records. Standing before a group of nervous or uncomfortable high school students may not always be easy, but if you save one student from a life-threatening disease, your time is well spent.


Should I be a Sex Educator?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Chemical Educator, Distributive Education Clubs of America Advisor, High School Sex Educator, ICT Coordinator

    How to become a Sex Educator

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