Meridian, ID (population: 73,202) has four personal training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The College of Idaho, the highest ranked school in this group with a personal training program, has a total student population of 1,013. It is the 384th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Personal Training students from Meridian 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.
Meridian lies in Ada county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Boise City-Nampa area has 264,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,600 average annual salary.
Of the 4 personal training schools with a 100-mile radius of Meridian, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwest Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($18,806/yr) for personal training students, with Treasure Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,355/yr.