FITNESS TRAINERS develop exercise programs and plan routines to help people improve their physical health. They explain exercises to participants. They may give stress tests and record results in charts and computers. They teach stress management, nutrition, weight control, cross-training, and related subjects.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $55,000 average per year ($26.50 per hour)
- A large occupation (225,500 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow rapidly (2.9% per year)
An increasing number of employers require FITNESS TRAINERS to have a bachelor's degree in a field related to health and fitness, such as exercise science or physical education. Some employers allow workers to substitute a college degree for certification, but most employers who require a bachelor's degree require both a degree and certification.