Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (39-9031)

Occupation description:  Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Excludes teachers classified in 25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations. Excludes Coaches and Scouts (27-2022) and Athletic Trainers (29-9091).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 709819 15.550 76137
United States 299,200329,200 10.120,600 31,40055,010

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.6910.1512.94 19.4227.6336.25
Alaska 19.1511.0512.53 17.9024.3829.14
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.9711.1512.92 19.5424.7329.75
Balance of State 18.3310.8812.01 15.8924.6628.85

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
596100 16.830.9 22.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation515
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation198
UI claimants previously working in occupation11
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 140
Number of job position postings 16
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Physical Education BED
Physical Education BS
Teach Credential-Phys Ed LIC

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Certified Personal Trainer