Carmel, IN (population: 71,355) has seventeen fitness schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana University-Bloomington, the highest ranked school in this group with a fitness program, has a total student population of 42,347. It is the 59th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Indiana.
Fitness students from Carmel 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.
Carmel lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 17 fitness schools with a 100-mile radius of Carmel, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Taylor University comes out as the most expensive ($22,855/yr) for fitness students, with Indiana University-Bloomington as the lowest, reported at only $10,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carmel|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||52.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||73.5 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||75.9 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||91.6 miles|