Jackson, MS (population: 171,210) has one personal training school within its city limits. Belhaven College has a total student population of 2,883. It is the 2201st highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Personal Training students from Jackson 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. In fact, in the Jackson area alone, there are 90 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $46,650. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $27,340/yr and there are 380 employed.
Jackson lies in Hinds county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Jackson area has 245,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.60/hr average worker wage, and a $36,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.544 out of every 1000 jobs in Jackson are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.350/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belhaven College ends up costing a student $19,298/yr.