lIdeal candidates for the job of EAP coordinator are personnel officers or managers, occupational nurses or industrial social workers or psychologists.
lTo become an EAP coordinator you will need to study industrial psychology, which is offered at most universities.
lNo specific matric subjects are necessary, but a proficiency in languages is important because the job is largely about interacting with people.
lAn EAP coordinator should be a member of an employee assistance practitioners' association (Eapa) in their province to network with and learn from other organisations.
lA starting salary for an EAP coordinator is about R120000 a year.