Fitness trainers and instructors specialize in developing exercise programs and leading and motivating groups and individuals to meet their fitness goals.
Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 15% from 2019 to 2029, much 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.
The median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was $40,390 in May 2019.
A physical education teacher is responsible for developing instructional plans that encourage physical activity in sports in students ranging from kindergarten through college. The teacher needs to be able to both maintain order and improve student learning and should be able to work with students of all abilities and accommodate disabled students.
According to payscale.com, the average PE teacher salary in 2020 was $45,355.