Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

6.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $19.57 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 1.3% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Manual Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors' job openings is expected to rise 18.9% by 2031
'Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors' was $40,700, or $19.57 hourly
'Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors' are paid 11.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as exercise trainers and group fitness instructors?

As of 2021 there were 221,600 people employed as Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors within the United States.
This represents around 0.16% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 635 people are employed as Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors.

Job description

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities for the primary purpose of personal fitness. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise.

SOC Code: 39-9031.00


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Julie Holt (Highly likely) says
I don’t think a robot is going to take my job but- I do think that yoga studios are going to close due to the massive online / app based yoga / fitness tools. Before, if you were curious, you went to a studio and tried it out. Now, if you’re curious about yoga, you find any one of the millions on online options and practice at home (likely doing it poorly or hurting yourself). Studios can’t pay their bills and will close. Yoga teachers need studios. Without a studio, my job is pretty tricky. Same goes for spin instructors being replaced by Peloton, personal trainers being replaced by Mirror, etc.
Feb 24, 2020 at 09:11 PM
Yeah nah (No chance) says
Cause you don't only need to sell fitness, you also need to sell motivation and motivation coming from another human is probably more motivational then it coming from a robot.
Feb 18, 2020 at 12:20 AM

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