Athens, AL has one fitness school within its city limits. Athens State University has a total student population of 3,511. It is the 6247th highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Fitness students from Athens schools who go on to become fitness professionals, sports trainers, fitness trainers, fitness instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 228,170 people working as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Also, Recreation and fitness studies teachers make on average $60,580 per year and there are about 16,850 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Huntsville area alone, there are 30 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $54,530. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $30,560/yr and there are 220 employed.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Athens are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Athens State University ends up costing a student $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|