Highland Springs, VA has nineteen fitness schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Virginia-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a fitness program, has a total student population of 24,355. It is the 16th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Fitness students from Highland Springs 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 Richmond area alone, there are 70 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $38,710. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $30,930/yr and there are 1,390 employed.
Highland Springs lies in Henrico county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Richmond area has 595,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.03/hr average worker wage, and a $43,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.326 out of every 1000 jobs in Highland Springs are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.116/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 19 fitness schools with a 100-mile radius of Highland Springs, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American University comes out as the most expensive ($29,423/yr) for fitness students, with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,953/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Highland Springs|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||55.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||90.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||92.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||95.3 miles|