Are personal trainer job opportunities growing or declining?

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Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?

Where are the jobs? Which places have the most personal trainer opportunities?

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Christina in Vienna, West Virginia

101 months ago

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, careers in fitness are expected to increase much faster than average for all occupations through 2014. This is due to aging baby boomers (who are now the largest demographic in health clubs), parents’ concern over childhood obesity, the use of personal trainers to work with underage athletes, and the rising income of young adults.

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Scott in Waldoboro, Maine

43 months ago

As Christina said, according to our wonderful government fitness careers are (and will continue to be) on the rise. I'm interested however to see how the declining economy will impact these forecasts. When people have less money to spend they are even less likely to spend it on their health and fitness.

Scott
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J in Redlands, California

35 months ago

You create your own economy and with obesity on the rise we have to educate the general population on the importance of fitness.

www.just4ubootcamp.com/

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Bean counter in San Jose, California

35 months ago

Make sure you have other income or you'll be starving.... low pay, hard to find clients. Don't believe those misleading Labor Dept growth forecast.

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Jude L in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

35 months ago

With the economy declining the way it is, no doubt it will affect such jobs as well. People won't be much inclined to pay someone to make them sweat. Then again, with obesity growing, it may even happen!

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Bean counter in San Jose, California

35 months ago

It's interesting to see most of those working with the trainers in my gym are in good shape... and none look obese...

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Jude L in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

34 months ago

Bean counter in San Jose, California said: It's interesting to see most of those working with the trainers in my gym are in good shape... and none look obese...

Aren't they supposed to?

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