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Occupational Report for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (39-9031) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational 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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Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Employment Outlook for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors There are 6 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 6 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Personal Trainer 7/24/14 Portland
Fitness Instructor/Group Exercise Leader 7/24/14 Portland
Fitness Instructor/Group Exercise Leader 7/18/14 Portland
Personal Trainer 7/18/14 Portland
Health/Fitness Specialist, Req #24884 7/16/14 Corvallis $15.87/hr to $23.31/hr
Fitness Coordinator 6/27/14 Beaverton
Job Openings from the Web for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 34 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Personal Trainer Job 7/23/14 Portland 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer Job 7/23/14 Beaverton 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer Job 7/23/14 Beaverton 24 Hour Fitness
Group Exercise Instructor Job 7/22/14 Clackamas 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer Job 7/15/14 Portland 24 Hour Fitness
Group Exercise Instructor Job 7/7/14 Hillsboro 24 Hour Fitness
Fitness Coordinator 6/25/14 Beaverton Kelly Services
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Tualatin 24 Hour Fitness
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR 6/24/14 Salem 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Salem 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Beaverton 24 Hour Fitness
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR 6/24/14 Beaverton 24 Hour Fitness
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR 6/24/14 Beaverton 24 Hour Fitness
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR 6/24/14 Beaverton 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Beaverton 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Beaverton 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Clackamas 24 Hour Fitness
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR 6/24/14 Clackamas 24 Hour Fitness
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR 6/24/14 Portland 24 Hour Fitness
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR 6/24/14 Portland 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Hillsboro 24 Hour Fitness
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR 6/24/14 Portland 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Portland 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Portland 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer 6/24/14 Portland 24 Hour Fitness
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State of Oregon License Information for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $9.73 $12.27 $18.36 $24.54 $31.64 $19.47 $40,496
Multnomah / Washington 10.33 12.95 20.72 28.92 35.38 21.79 45,321
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 11.60 18.41 21.49 24.82 27.57 20.75 43,156
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.24 9.45 11.59 20.31 26.41 15.34 31,896
Lane 10.90 13.38 16.30 19.47 25.48 17.10 35,559
Jackson / Josephine 10.34 13.82 18.01 24.07 28.44 18.93 39,381
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 10.33 12.45 18.84 22.07 28.42 18.31 38,080
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Regional Employment Projections for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 3,561 4,069 508 14.3% 51 42 93
Multnomah / Washington 1,420 1,707 287 20.2% 29 17 46
Lane 491 555 64 13.0% 6 6 12
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 332 380 48 14.5% 5 4 9
Clackamas 245 278 33 13.5% 3 3 6
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 244 281 37 15.2% 4 3 7
Jackson / Josephine 203 230 27 13.3% 3 2 5
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 119 143 24 20.2% 2 1 3
Douglas 62 70 8 12.9% 1 1 2
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 42 45 3 7.1% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 41 46 5 12.2% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 37 43 6 16.2% 1 0 1
Klamath / Lake 33 36 3 9.1% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 32 35 3 9.4% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 27 32 5 18.5% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 18 20 2 11.1% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 3,561
Total All Industries Private 3,145
Educational Services Private 269
Other Schools and Instruction Private 266
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 170
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 104
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 89
Social Assistance Private 32
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 2,425
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 2,417
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Private 2,417
Other Services (except Government) Private 234
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 234
Civic and Social Organizations Private 196
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations Private 38
Total All Industries Local 392
Educational Services Local 69
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 69
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Local 157
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Local 157
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Local 157
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 166
Educational Requirements for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
  • Apply Field Experience To Classroom Teaching
  • Apply Human Growth And Development Theory
  • Apply Motivational Techniques
  • Apply Teaching Techniques
  • Convert Information Into Instructional Program
  • Develop Instructional Materials
  • Evaluate Sports Fundamentals
  • Evaluate Student Performance
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Maintain Group Discipline
  • Make Presentations
  • Motivate Players To Excel
  • Perform Cpr
  • Prioritize Tasks
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Provide First Aid
  • Receive Customer Orders For Products Or Services
  • Receive Payments And Make Change
  • Teach Sport Rules And Techniques
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Principles Of Group Dynamics
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 962-3672
Programs of Training:
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
900 SE Baker
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
Phone: (503) 883-2200
Programs of Training:
Concordia University-Portland
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211-6099
Phone: (503) 288-9371
Programs of Training:
Warner Pacific College
2219 SE 68th Ave
Portland, OR 97215-4026
Phone: (503) 517-1000
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
George Fox University
414 N Meridian St
Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: (503) 538-8383
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Corban University
5000 Deer Park Dr SE
Salem, OR 97317-9392
Phone: (503) 581-8600
Programs of Training:
Western Oregon University
345 North Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361-1394
Phone: (503) 838-8000
Programs of Training:
Oregon State University
0
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 737-0123
Programs of Training:
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 552-7672
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
National Personal Training Institute, Inc.
9610 SW Sunshine Court
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (541) 915-5875
Programs of Training:
Sports Management Worldwide
1100 NW Glisan St. Suite 2B
Portland, OR 97209-3064
Phone: (503) 445-7105
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Lane Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Coaches And Scouts 38%