The fitness industry is one that is quickly expanding across the nation as Americans become more health-conscious. With the increasing need for fitness facilities and classes, fitness trainers are in high demand. As a fitness worker you have a variety of career paths to choose from, including Personal Trainer, Fitness Class Instructor, Physical Therapist, and Program Coordinator. Salaries for jobs in fitness can range from $25,000 to $80,000 per year depending on the position you have and the company that you work for.
Employers typically look for job candidates that are passionate about exercise and health and have a background in competitive sports. For many positions you will be required to obtain a professional certification, such as becoming a Personal Trainer or a Fitness Class Instructor. Be prepared for a high-intensity, high-energy job that gives you the unique opportunity to spread your love of fitness and help others safely along their own paths to health.