Health and Physical Education

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Activities Director
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Trainer*
  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Community Recreation Coordinator
  • Consultant
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Center Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Teacher
  • Healthcare Sales
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Performance Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Rehabilitation Therapist*
  • Sports Marketing
  • Wellness Coach
  • Youth Programs

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Colleges & Universities
  • Community Recreation/Fitness
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Hospitals & Health Clinics
  • Public & Private Schools
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Weight Reduction Facilities

Minnesota Employers

  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Family First Chiropractic
  • Life by Design, Inc.
  • MN Public Institutions
  • MN Public Schools
  • Snap Fitness
  • St. Cloud Hospital
  • University of Minnesota
  • Williams Integra Care

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$28,000-$39,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Decision-making skills
  • Good physical fitness
  • Instructional skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Patience
  • Positivity/Outgoing
  • Problem-solving skills