6 Top Reasons to Start a Career in Health & Fitness in 2023


We understand that the decision to pursue a new vocation is a daunting one! So, we’re here to make it less intimidating and inspire you on your path to a rewarding career in health and fitness! 

We’ve compiled our list of the top six reasons why health and fitness is an excellent option for a career in 2023 and beyond!

It’s highly rewarding 

As a health and fitness professional, you spend your days helping people to become better versions of themselves. Not only are you enhancing their physical health, but you’re also boosting their self-esteem and supporting them in accomplishing goals they didn’t think possible. Contributing to this transformation and bearing witness to the results is incredibly enriching.

Long-term success is assured

The health and fitness industry continues to achieve steady year-on-year growth, with no signs of slowing down. Not only is our ageing population a significant driver increasing the demand for services, but there is also an increasing awareness of the health benefits of physical activity and an overall rise in health consciousness amongst Australians. For millennials particularly, wellness is a daily active pursuit that they’re willing to spend money on.

Whether you want to work as an Allied Health Assistant, a Personal Trainer, or a Weight Loss Coach, industry job growth is extremely strong in all of these fields.

A myriad of career options

Another distinctive feature of the health and fitness arena is the variety of career paths available. You can follow your passion into a particular specialty, or work with chosen clientele (e.g. older adults). 

You could choose to start your own personal training business, focus on nutrition, or pursue an interest in allied health and work alongside a health professional in fields such as physiotherapy, podiatry or occupational therapy.   

With so many alternatives, it can be difficult to know where to begin, but our team of career consultants can assist you in choosing the right course to help you achieve your goals.

Work your own hours

If you are tired of sitting at a desk from 9-5 each day, you’ll love the freedom that comes with working in the health and fitness industry and enjoy the power of setting your own schedule. With Personal Training and Weight Loss Management in particular, you can schedule sessions to suit your lifestyle. You’ll need to choose times that are convenient for your clients of course, but you’re ultimately in charge. You’ll have complete control over your calendar, whether it’s planning around a special event or being able to pick up the kids from school every day.

Earning potential and opportunity for growth

Salaries will differ, depending on your chosen path, but the health and fitness industry offers excellent high-paying possibilities. As in any industry, starting out won’t be the most profitable time of your career, but as you gain more skills and experience your income will grow to reflect your expertise. All of our nationally-accredited qualifications are excellent stepping stones for professional and educational growth. 

*What could you expect to earn annually as a…

Allied Health Assistant

AU$53,191.00 – AU$67,667.00

Personal Trainer

AU$62,946.00 – AU$102,071.00

Weight Loss | Health Coach

AU$56,000.00 – AU$194,000

You’re pursuing your dreams

Regardless of our top 5, the most crucial element in deciding on a vocation is your passion and enthusiasm. If you’re passionate about health, fitness, and helping people, you’ll love your job. This passion will motivate you to achieve and become the best health and fitness professional you can be. 

A career in the health and fitness industry can be whatever you want it to be, but regardless of where you work or for whom, we guarantee it will be exciting, flexible, and fulfilling.

Take the next step towards a rewarding career and check out our range of courses. By the end of 2023, you might just be in your dream job.

*Salary information: All salary ranges are accurate at time of article publication. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only