Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has four personal training schools within its city limits. Temple University, the highest ranked school in the city with a personal training program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Personal Training students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 270 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $65,980. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $30,510/yr and there are 3,820 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.084 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.146/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 4 personal training schools in Philadelphia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr) for personal training students, with Holy Family University as the lowest, reported at only $14,145/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|