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Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor
 
 
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information
Summary

ActivitiesInstruct 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.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$31,090 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsRecreation and fitness workers may work in a variety of settings, e.g., a health club, cruise ship, woodland recreational park, or playground in the center of a large urban community.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Instructing, Coordination, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Time Sharing, Manual Dexterity, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering, Oral Comprehension, Multilimb Coordination, Gross Body Coordination, Stamina, Speed of Limb Movement, Trunk Strength

InterviewsBarry Weidner
     
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