Job Outlook

Versatility and Job Outlook

Jobs for health Educators and community health workers (Health Promotion concentration) are growing faster than average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS projects the employment change for health educators to be 25 percent in 2012—2022. This growth is due to more organizations attempting to keep their workforce healthy through health promotion, wellness activities, and disease management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average salary of health promoters in 2012 was $41,830. The entry-level into the field is a baccalaureate in health sciences or health education.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 23 percent growth between the years 2012—2020 for medical and health services managers (Health Information Systems Leadership concentration), which is faster than average. The entry-level into this field requires a baccalaureate degree. The median pay for health services managers is $88,580 per year. There were 315,500 jobs in 2012 according to the BLS.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for sports and fitness workers (Sport and Exercise Science concentration) are expected to increase as fast as average for all occupations. Fitness workers should have good opportunities because of continued job growth in health clubs, fitness facilities, and other settings in which fitness workers are concentrated. Employment of fitness workers is expected to increase 13 percent over the 2012-22 decade, which is as fast as average for all occupations. These workers are expected to gain jobs because an increasing number of people are spending time and money on fitness and more businesses are recognizing the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees. Median annual wages of fitness trainers in May 2012 were $31,720. The top 10 percent in this field earned more than $66,530. These figures do not include the earnings of the self-employed. Earnings of successful self-employed personal trainers can be much higher.