Career Details

Personal Trainer

Career Overview

A personal trainer instructs, assists, and motivates individuals or groups in fitness activities such as lifting weights or exercise classes.


Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, or a related field will make a person more marketable. The educational requirements may depend on the trainer's specialty.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$19,000 /yr
$38,000 /yr
$72,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Physical Education
  • Marketing
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

A personal trainer typically works in a health club, recreation center, or a Yoga-type studio.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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