Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors:

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $32,560.00
Average Time to Fill 59 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 7,813
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.23 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Intellectual Risk-taking
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Customer Service
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Develop educational and instructional programs
Develop training programs
Instruct participants in recreational or fitness activities
Advise athletes, coaches, or trainers on exercise regimens, nutrition, or equipment use
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Demonstrate physical activities
Develop instructional materials
Monitor student progress
Teach sports rules or techniques
Develop training evaluation procedures
Teach training techniques
Identify training needs
Organize training procedure manuals
Teach food or nutrition principles
Adapt course of study to meet student needs
Develop educational presentations
Organize educational material or ideas
Prepare educational or training related reports or presentations
Prepare tests
Train others in the use of sports or gaming related equipment
Update educational curriculum
Evaluate student performance
Teach secondary or post-secondary courses
Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress
Evaluate students for needs, skills, or educational potential
Teach work-related or interest-based courses
Guide class discussions
Teach humanities courses at the college level
Teach physical education
Prepare sports or gaming related reports or presentations
Train medical providers
Manage classroom activities
Tutor students who need extra assistance
Teach online courses
Teach health or hygiene practices

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
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