When job scarcity is common, it’s nice to see people finding opportunities in areas they may not have considered before. One of those areas bucking the trend is personal training careers. This is great news for those interested in Pinnacle Career Institute’s personal trainer program (online | campus-based).
“One of the stats that really drives me is that if you were born after the year 2000, you have a one in three chance of developing diabetes**. Across most cultures and classes, taking preventative measures through personal fitness is a sure-fire way to beat the odds. As a trainer, I have the rewarding opportunity and privilege to step in and transform lives, in a variety of roles from adolescent care to senior wellness and everything in between. How awesome!” fitness professional Jeremiah Samborski said.
A graduate of Park University in Missouri, Jeremiah Samborski now runs Fitness-Health-Wellness.com.
“Growing up playing sports, the training regimen was demanding, but I fell in love with these disciplines as they improved my overall well-being and ultimately my performance on field. When it came time to decide on a career, it was easy for me to select personal training because I knew I would be inspiring change while doing something I loved.” Samborski explained.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of personal trainers and instructors is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations*. That’s why so many unemployed Americans are trying to transform their passion for fitness into new personal training careers.
Having been a personal fitness trainer for 8 years, Jeremiah says the need for improved health hasn’t been affected by the economy.
He notes “Especially in my focus area with senior citizens, and with baby boomers coming of age, you find that more and more people are trying to get fit just to hold on to a quality of life. One of my favorite clients recently mentioned his motivation was that he just wanted to be able to continue to take care of his own yard.”.
These career opportunities aren’t lost on Pinnacle Career Institute students and staff.
Dr. Mitch Simon, Pinnacle Career Institute’s online Personal Training coordinator says – “A career in personal training is vastly rewarding, both financially and from the standpoint that you are really changing people’s lives for the better. At Pinnacle Career Institute, we provide the educational foundation that makes this lifestyle change possible.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nationwide median salary for a personal trainer is $31,090.
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*United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dept. of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 published 29 Mar. 2012.