Petersburg, VA has one fitness school within its city limits. Virginia State University has a total student population of 5,366. It is the 603rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Fitness students from Petersburg 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.
Petersburg lies in Petersburg 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 Petersburg are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.116/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia State University ends up costing a student $10,202/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Petersburg|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||22.4 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||50.2 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||82.5 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||90.6 miles|