|Quick Facts: Exercise Physiologists
$51,350 per year
$24.69 per hour
|10% (Much faster than average)
Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs to help people improve their health.
Most exercise physiologists are self-employed or work for hospitals. Exercise physiologists usually work full time, but part-time work may be common.
Exercise physiologists typically need a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, or a related field to enter the occupation.
The median annual wage for exercise physiologists was $51,350 in May 2022.
Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 1,200 openings for exercise physiologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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