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Fitness Instructors

ANZSCO ID 4521

Overview

All Fitness Instructors

  • $1,126 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 37,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 29% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Fitness Instructors direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in the pursuit of physical fitness and wellbeing.

Specialisations: Aerobics Instructor, Gym Instructor, Physical Fitness Trainer.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in fitness to work as a Fitness Instructor.

Tasks
  • consulting with various Health Professionals to develop and design fitness programs
  • designing individual fitness programs based on assessment of the client's age, level of fitness, goals and abilities
  • delivering group exercise classes and personal tuition in a variety of fitness activities in a safe and creative manner
  • demonstrating and teaching body movements and skills used in fitness routines
  • setting up and monitoring fitness equipment and ensuring that equipment is safe, clean and in working condition
  • teaching and advising on the use of fitness equipment
  • ensuring clients are aware of and adhere to safety and injury prevention procedures
  • reporting accidents and preparing accident reports
  • maintaining a working knowledge of current health and safety standards and ensuring working practices and procedures conform to current legislation
  • maintaining current first aid certificates

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III or IV in fitness to work as a Fitness Instructor.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Fitness Instructors with good people skills, who are reliable and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Education and training

    62% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Psychology

    59% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  4. English language

    55% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Sociology and anthropology

    41% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  6. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Sales and marketing

    40% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  8. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  9. Biology

    36% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  10. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  12. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Medicine and dentistry

    32% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  14. Therapy and counselling

    31% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  15. Clerical

    30% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  16. Philosophy and theology

    28% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  17. Physics

    22% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  18. Law and government

    21% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Telecommunications

    10% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  2. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  3. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  4. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Active listening

    46% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  8. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  10. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Active learning

    41% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  14. Time management

    41% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  15. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  18. Operations analysis

    37% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Systems evaluation

    37% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Quality control analysis

    23% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Trunk strength

    61% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  2. Dynamic strength

    61% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  3. Whole body coordination

    59% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  4. Extent flexibility

    57% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  5. Stamina

    57% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  6. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  10. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  11. Dynamic flexibility

    45% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs, quickly a number of times.

  12. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Originality

    45% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  14. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  15. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  16. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  19. Near vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  20. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    74% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    72% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    65% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Working with the public

    61% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  6. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  8. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  10. Helping and caring for others

    52% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  11. Training and teaching others

    48% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    44% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  13. Communicating with the public

    42% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    41% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  15. Communicating within a team

    39% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    32% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  18. Explaining things to people

    32% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    31% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    28% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-9031.00 - Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Unstructured work

    90% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Contact with people

    87% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Electronic mail

    82% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Walking and running

    69% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  12. Impact of decisions

    68% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Bending or twisting your body

    68% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  14. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    66% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Public speaking

    65% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  18. Teamwork

    62% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Being exact or accurate

    61% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  20. Health and safety of others

    61% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Achievement

    62% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    52% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Recognition

    48% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Support

    48% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Practical

    76% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Creative

    43% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Administrative

    19% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-9031.00 - Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors.

All Fitness Instructors

  • $1,126 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 37,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 29% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Fitness Instructors direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in the pursuit of physical fitness and wellbeing.

Specialisations: Aerobics Instructor, Gym Instructor, Physical Fitness Trainer.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in fitness to work as a Fitness Instructor.

Tasks
  • consulting with various Health Professionals to develop and design fitness programs
  • designing individual fitness programs based on assessment of the client's age, level of fitness, goals and abilities
  • delivering group exercise classes and personal tuition in a variety of fitness activities in a safe and creative manner
  • demonstrating and teaching body movements and skills used in fitness routines
  • setting up and monitoring fitness equipment and ensuring that equipment is safe, clean and in working condition
  • teaching and advising on the use of fitness equipment
  • ensuring clients are aware of and adhere to safety and injury prevention procedures
  • reporting accidents and preparing accident reports
  • maintaining a working knowledge of current health and safety standards and ensuring working practices and procedures conform to current legislation
  • maintaining current first aid certificates

You usually need a certificate III or IV in fitness to work as a Fitness Instructor.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Sport, Fitness and Recreation VET training pathways.

Employers look for Fitness Instructors with good people skills, who are reliable and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Education and training

    62% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Psychology

    59% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  4. English language

    55% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Sociology and anthropology

    41% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  6. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Sales and marketing

    40% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  8. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  9. Biology

    36% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  10. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  12. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Medicine and dentistry

    32% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  14. Therapy and counselling

    31% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  15. Clerical

    30% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  16. Philosophy and theology

    28% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  17. Physics

    22% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  18. Law and government

    21% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Telecommunications

    10% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  2. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  3. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  4. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  5. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Active listening

    46% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  8. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  10. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Active learning

    41% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  14. Time management

    41% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  15. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  18. Operations analysis

    37% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Systems evaluation

    37% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Quality control analysis

    23% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Trunk strength

    61% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  2. Dynamic strength

    61% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  3. Whole body coordination

    59% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  4. Extent flexibility

    57% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  5. Stamina

    57% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  6. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  10. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  11. Dynamic flexibility

    45% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs, quickly a number of times.

  12. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Originality

    45% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  14. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  15. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  16. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  19. Near vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  20. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    74% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    72% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    65% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Working with the public

    61% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  6. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  8. Researching and investigating

    55% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  10. Helping and caring for others

    52% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  11. Training and teaching others

    48% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    44% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  13. Communicating with the public

    42% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    41% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  15. Communicating within a team

    39% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    32% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  18. Explaining things to people

    32% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    31% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    28% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-9031.00 - Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Unstructured work

    90% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Contact with people

    87% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Electronic mail

    82% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Walking and running

    69% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  12. Impact of decisions

    68% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Bending or twisting your body

    68% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  14. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    66% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Public speaking

    65% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  18. Teamwork

    62% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Being exact or accurate

    61% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  20. Health and safety of others

    61% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Achievement

    62% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    52% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Recognition

    48% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Support

    48% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Practical

    76% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Enterprising

    62% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Creative

    43% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Administrative

    19% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-9031.00 - Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors.
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