Want To Become A Personal Trainer?
10 Reasons to Become a Personal Trainer
I have a passion for people.
I believe fitness is key to wellness.
I don't have years to go to school before I can start earning a paycheck
I want to work flexible hours.
I want a job where I can earn more than minimum wage.
I want more than what an online certification can offer.
I want a job in a growing industry.
I am good at motivating and encouraging others.
I want to make a difference in the lives of others.
I dream of being my own boss.
Did you know. . . .
Personal trainers aren’t just found in your local big box gym.
Personal Trainers are employed by movie production companies, residential communities, corporations, civic organizations, resorts and spas, cruise ships, chiropractors and physical therapists, schools and colleges, parks and recreation departments, and more.
Oregon Personal Trainers:
A search for occupation and wage information for “personal trainers” on the State of Oregon Employment Department website reveals that. . . .
Your post secondary training at NPTI will give you a “competitive edge in the labor market.”
Employment as a fitness trainer in the Portland Tri-County area is expected to grow by about 15% from 2017-2027.
The total number of job openings (as a fitness trainer) is projected to be much larger than most occupations in Oregon through 2027.
The average annual pay for trainers in the Portland Tri-County area is over $45,000.
“Attending Portland National Personal Training Institute was one of the best decisions I have made. After receiving a bachelors in Exercise Sports Science I wanted to pursue a career in personal training but wanted some hands on experience before giving it a shot. I was hesitant that I may already “know it all” before attending but going through the program it gives you much more than an excellent education. I was given the tools to start my business and a network to build it upon. NPTI Oregon provided me exactly what I needed to confidently pursue a career in personal training. I am very thankful to the instructors for the knowledge they share and attention they give each student. They do an amazing job.”
Stephen Alexander — NPTI GRADUATE 2013
Personal Trainers Nationwide:
The following information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. See citation below.
“Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors. For example, some organizations may open their own exercise facilities onsite to promote employee wellness.
Other employment growth will come from the continuing emphasis on exercise to combat obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles for people of all ages. In particular, the baby-boom generation should continue to remain active to help prevent injuries and illnesses associated with aging.
Participation in yoga and Pilates is expected to continue to increase, driven partly by older adults who want low-impact forms of exercise and relief from arthritis and other ailments.”
“Job prospects should be best for workers with professional certification or increased levels of formal education in health or fitness. Overall opportunities are expected to be good because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.”
The median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was $39,210 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,520.
United States Median Annual Wages, May 2017
Notes: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Table does not include pay for self-employed workers.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fitness Trainers and Instructors,
on the Internet athttps://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm (last visited March 6, 2019).