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$25.06/hr$17.11/hr$19.98/hr$23.98/hr$28.99/hr$35.64/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services250$28.17/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
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
Southeast Balance of State 10$26.58/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 20$28.74/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$23.98/hr4.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$30.03/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$23.98/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$29.48/hr17.1%
Southeast Minnesota 40$30.09/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 150$27.77/hr14.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 160$27.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 250$28.20/hr10.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Chiropractors 1,170$38.77/hr11.2%
Physical Therapists 4,670$41.10/hr17.8%
Athletic Trainers 720$51,386.66/yr20.5%
Nurse Midwives 220$56.79/hr15.1%
Nurse Practitioners 3,970$57.81/hr27.8%
Occupational Therapists 3,020$36.66/hr11.0%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,250$70,603.61/yr18.4%
Physician Assistants 2,360$57.46/hr30.9%


  • 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.