Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has one personal training school within its city limits. Concordia University has a total student population of 1,901. It is the 3783rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Personal Training students from Portland 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 180 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $72,780. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $42,790/yr and there are 1,920 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.931 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.177/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia University ends up costing a student $18,362/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|