Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two personal training schools within its city limits. Seattle University, the highest ranked school in the city with a personal training program, has a total student population of 7,751. It is the 169th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Personal Training students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 140 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $47,310. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $40,100/yr and there are 3,190 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.268 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.100/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 2 personal training schools in Seattle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for personal training students, with Seattle Pacific University as the lowest, reported at only $23,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|