ACSM's 2015

State of the Health Fitness Industry

Considering a career in health fitness? Let us do the heavy lifting. Our State of the Industry will inform and inspire your personal and professional goals.

 
98+% employment! Top 3 careers:
Personal Trainer
Fitness/Exercise/Health Specialist
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Kris Simpson
ACSM Certified CPT and EP-C
37% have joined the industry in the last 5 years.37% have joined the industry in the last 5 years.
54% are 40 or younger.54% are 40 or younger.
...and recognize the national movements all around them:
ACSM Pros are excited about...
Raising the standard of professionalism as a whole within the industry and helping people become their own hero through health, fitness, wellness and nutrition."
That people are taking a more integrative approach to health. It's not just about calories in vs. out, it's clean eating, it's dynamic movement, it's how movement is medicine and staying fit while aging."
Many hold multiple certifications 1.2 per pro!Many hold multiple certifications 1.2 per pro!
16% have been certified for more than 15 years.16% have been certified for more than 15 years.
Most join workshops, webinars, and conferences to further their education.Most join workshops, webinars, and conferences to further their education.
39% hold Master's degrees, 45% hold a Bachelor's degree, and 5% hold PhDs.39% hold Master's degrees, 45% hold a Bachelor's degree, and 5% hold PhDs.
...and are great at working with people!
Tony Maloney
ACSM Certified EP-C
Most common reported salary range: $35-45k.Most common reported salary range: $35-45k.
A majority expect to advance their career in the next 2 years.A majority expect to advance their career in the next 2 years.
84% feel confident about the industry's outlook.84% feel confident about the industry's outlook.
80% chose who they certified with because of reputation80% chose who they certified with because of reputation
Why get certified? Two keywords: Knowledge and CredibilityWhy get certified? Two keywords: Knowledge and Credibility
...and that drew them to the health & fitness industry.
Here's why our pros chose ACSM...
To make myself more marketable, increase job opportunities, and be more aware of the happening within my field.
Because I wanted the knowledge required as a basis of career development. I also wanted the best credential I could get.
Have a passion for helping people improve health, increase fitness, and love life?
Learn which ACSM Certification is right for you! Sign up for our FREE Certification Resource Guide.
acsm certification acsm leading the way