Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

General Information

Description

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities for the primary purpose of personal fitness. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit57.35%
  2. Self-employed27.49%
  3. Private, not for profit10.27%
  4. State and local government3.86%
  5. Federal government0.72%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 39 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 69,100 openings for fitness trainers and instructors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$40,510

State-by-state Salary

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$57,240
$26,270
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 57%
  • High school 14%
  • Bachelor's degree 9%
  • Associate's degree 9%
  • Some college 4%
  • Master's degree 4%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Psychology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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