Rapid City, SD (population: 68,063) has one personal training school within its city limits. National American University-Rapid City has a total student population of 1,973. It is the 5217th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of South Dakota (#1 is Augustana College).
Personal Training students from Rapid City 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.
Rapid City lies in Pennington county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Rapid City area has 59,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.18/hr average worker wage, and a $33,650 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, National American University-Rapid City ends up costing a student $11,520/yr.
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