How to become a Personal Trainer

Firstly, a formal education or a college degree is not always required, but it can be beneficial toward knowing human anatomy and exercise science. Certifications are a big part of becoming a personal trainer. CPR/AED certifications are almost always required for safety and medical reasons. Additionally, personal trainer certifications are available through organizations such as the National Federation of Personal Trainers.

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What skills help Personal Trainers find jobs?

  • Personal Training
  • Program Design
  • Physiology Knowledge
  • CPT Coding
  • Customer Service
  • Anatomy Knowledge
  • Sales Experience
  • Group Fitness
  • Teaching
  • Product Demos
  • CrossFit
  • Computer Literacy
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Career progression for Personal Trainer

Education levels for Personal Trainers

Based on the requirements of Personal Trainer job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Personal Trainer in the United States within the last three years.

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Common qualifications for Personal Trainers

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • AED Certification
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • CPR Certification
  • Certified Fitness Instructor
  • First Aid Certification
  • Crossfit Certification
  • Massage Therapy License
  • Physical Therapy License
  • BLS Certification
  • AHA Certification
  • CPFT
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