Daytona Beach, FL (population: 63,815) has ten personal training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a personal training program, has a total student population of 53,401. It is the 71st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Personal Training students from Daytona Beach 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.
Daytona Beach lies in Volusia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area has 155,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $34,560 average annual salary.
Of the 10 personal training schools with a 100-mile radius of Daytona Beach, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($24,688/yr) for personal training students, with University of Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Daytona Beach|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||3.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||28.0 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||33.9 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||44.4 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||51.2 miles|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||78.2 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||94.1 miles|