|Quick Facts: Exercise Physiologists|
$47,940 per year
$23.05 per hour
|9% (Faster than average)|
What Exercise Physiologists Do
Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help injured or sick patients recover.
About half of exercise physiologists are self-employed. Most others work for hospitals and other healthcare providers. Most exercise physiologists work full time.
How to Become an Exercise Physiologist
Exercise physiologists typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. Degree programs include science and health-related courses, such as biology, anatomy, kinesiology, and nutrition, as well as clinical work.
The median annual wage for exercise physiologists was $47,940 in May 2021.
Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 1,700 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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