Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has three personal training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harding University, the highest ranked school in this group with a personal training program, has a total student population of 6,484. It is the 224th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arkansas.
Personal Training students from Jonesboro schools who go on to become personal trainers, personal skills trainers, trainers, PT trainers, 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.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary.
Of the 3 personal training schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Harding University comes out as the most expensive ($13,745/yr) for personal training students, with University of Memphis as the lowest, reported at only $9,332/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|