Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category. Exclude "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness. Plan routines, choose appropriate music, and choose different movements for each set of muscles, depending on participants' capabilities and limitations. Evaluate individuals' abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training programs to meet any special requirements. Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement. Monitor participants' progress and adapt programs as needed. Teach proper breathing techniques used during physical exertion. Instruct participants in maintaining exertion levels to maximize benefits from exercise routines. Teach and demonstrate use of gymnastic and training equipment such as trampolines and weights. Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment. Provide students with information and resources regarding nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle issues. Conduct therapeutic, recreational, or athletic activities. Administer emergency first aid, wrap injuries, treat minor chronic disabilities, or refer injured persons to physicians. Maintain fitness equipment. Advise clients about proper clothing and shoes.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.25   Entry $21,318.00
Mean $17.66   Mean $36,739.00
Experience $21.37 Experience $44,449.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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