Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-1128 Exercise Physiologists



Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility. Excludes “Physical Therapists” (29-1123), “Athletic Trainers” (29-9091), and “Fitness Trainers and Aerobic Instructors” (39-9031).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 204$25.65/hr$17.28/hr$20.56/hr$25.59/hr$30.32/hr$35.69/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services270$27.75/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$26.51/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 10$30.93/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$25.59/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$25.59/hr4.8%
Northeast Minnesota 30$29.34/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$29.35/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$29.66/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 180$27.00/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 180$26.90/hr14.5%
Minnesota 270$27.74/hr10.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Chiropractors 1,100$40.13/hr11.2%
Physical Therapists 4,740$41.62/hr17.8%
Athletic Trainers 740$50,180.75/yr20.5%
Nurse Midwives 270$53.07/hr15.1%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other N/A>$100/hrN/A
Nurse Practitioners 3,880$56.52/hr27.8%
Occupational Therapists 2,960$36.08/hr11.0%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,330N/A18.4%
Physician Assistants 1,980$56.34/hr30.9%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 820$43.06/hrN/A


  • Develop exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirements.
  • Measure amount of body fat, using such equipment as hydrostatic scale, skinfold calipers, or tape measures.
  • Explain exercise program or physiological testing procedures to participants.
  • Assess physical performance requirements to aid in the development of individualized recovery or rehabilitation exercise programs.
  • Demonstrate correct use of exercise equipment or performance of exercise routines.
  • Prescribe individualized exercise programs, specifying equipment such as treadmill, exercise bicycle, ergometers, or perceptual goggles.
  • Interview participants to obtain medical history or assess participant goals.
  • Interpret exercise program participant data to evaluate progress or identify needed program changes.
  • Conduct stress tests, using electrocardiograph (EKG) machines.
  • Teach group exercise for low-, medium-, or high-risk clients to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning.