Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has two fitness schools within its city limits. Georgia State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a fitness program, has a total student population of 30,427. It is the 210th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Fitness students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 140 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $58,930. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $40,090/yr and there are 3,040 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 2 fitness schools in Atlanta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Morehouse College comes out as the most expensive ($26,619/yr) for fitness students, with Georgia State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,611/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|