Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has two personal training schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with a personal training program, has a total student population of 5,576. It is the 28th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Texas.
Personal Training students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 150 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $61,370. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $39,700/yr and there are 2,740 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.069 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.060/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 2 personal training schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rice University comes out as the most expensive ($18,005/yr) for personal training students, with University of Houston as the lowest, reported at only $10,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|