Villa Park, IL has thirty-five fitness schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fitness program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Fitness students from Villa Park 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 240 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $46,000. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $37,350/yr and there are 8,280 employed.
Villa Park lies in DuPage county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Villa Park are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 35 fitness schools with a 100-mile radius of Villa Park, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr) for fitness students, with Triton College as the lowest, reported at only $2,479/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Villa Park|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||4.1 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||5.1 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||6.4 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||7.6 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||8.3 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||9.0 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||10.2 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||10.7 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||11.0 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||12.7 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||13.9 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||14.1 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||18.3 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||20.6 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||20.9 miles|