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    Kinesiology Major

    My first choice was being a Computer Science major only because I love technology, but the more I find out about it.. doesn't seem right for me.
    Getting paid from 80,000 to 200,000 a year isn't so bad.. it's pretty ****ing awesome to be honest getting paid that much.

    But here is the thing, I lost about 50 lbs. but that didn't stop me cause now I love the world of fitness.
    I'm getting so much into it. I extremely love learning new things about fitness, nutrition, and working out.
    I love giving people motivation, giving some advice, sometimes I just love working out with someone and getting them sore, I get the biggest satisfaction ever.

    I know they say money isn't everything, but I do want to live a good life, with a good house, nice car, travel to expensive places.. and well I need money to take me to the places that make me happy.
    I saw how much a personal trainer makes.. but you don't see any McDonalds workers in a new BMW and traveling constantly..

    I looked up the salary and the only thing I can see fit is being a Dietitian which make around 50,000 and as a side job I wanted to be a personal trainer too.
    Is that too much for doing 2 jobs like that?
    I was wondering, is there really any Kinesiology or Health & Fitness major that pays well?
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    Originally Posted by OverDozed View Post
    My first choice was being a Computer Science major only because I love technology, but the more I find out about it.. doesn't seem right for me.
    Getting paid from 80,000 to 200,000 a year isn't so bad.. it's pretty ****ing awesome to be honest getting paid that much.

    But here is the thing, I lost about 50 lbs. but that didn't stop me cause now I love the world of fitness.
    I'm getting so much into it. I extremely love learning new things about fitness, nutrition, and working out.
    I love giving people motivation, giving some advice, sometimes I just love working out with someone and getting them sore, I get the biggest satisfaction ever.

    I know they say money isn't everything, but I do want to live a good life, with a good house, nice car, travel to expensive places.. and well I need money to take me to the places that make me happy.
    I saw how much a personal trainer makes.. but you don't see any McDonalds workers in a new BMW and traveling constantly..

    I looked up the salary and the only thing I can see fit is being a Dietitian which make around 50,000 and as a side job I wanted to be a personal trainer too.
    Is that too much for doing 2 jobs like that?
    I was wondering, is there really any Kinesiology or Health & Fitness major that pays well?
    If you're willing to put in the time and effort you could be a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or doctor specializing in sports medicine or orthopaedics. Im planning on going down one of these routes because I love it, and these jobs pay well. Btw my undergrad major will be exercise physiology.
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    Have you ever looked into being a physical therapist?
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    I chose my major because of my interest in bodybuilding/nutrition, but I went with Biochemistry instead of a health science degree. I am quite glad I did and ended up becoming interested in something entirely different within that field.

    I would recommend going for a field with jobs. CS/engineering are good ones if you have any interest whatsoever in those subjects. I am all for pursuing a dream, but being 50,000 in debt to get a degree that qualifies you to do next to nothing is not a good life choice for most people. So unless you have a definite plan with some concrete connections in that field, I would go the safer route and keep the other as a hobby/interest. You could even minor or double major if you wanted to.
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    I'm currently finishing up my Kinesiology degree and I couldn't have chose a better direction to go in. Not only has it led me to a great part-time job as a trainer but you have plenty of options coming out. You can be anything from a physiotherapist, a chiropractor, occupational therapist, ergonomist or even go to med school. If you are looking for a degree that's going to set you up to do something you love I'd definitely recommend it, but if you are looking for something with immediate employment, you may want to try elsewhere.
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    Originally Posted by JoeyM92 View Post
    I'm currently finishing up my Kinesiology degree and I couldn't have chose a better direction to go in. Not only has it led me to a great part-time job as a trainer but you have plenty of options coming out. You can be anything from a physiotherapist, a chiropractor, occupational therapist, ergonomist or even go to med school. If you are looking for a degree that's going to set you up to do something you love I'd definitely recommend it, but if you are looking for something with immediate employment, you may want to try elsewhere.
    how did it turn out man?
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    My first choice was being a Computer Science major only because I love technology, but the more I find out about it.. doesn't seem right for me.
    Getting paid from 80,000 to 200,000 a year isn't so bad.. it's pretty ****ing awesome to be honest getting paid that much.

    But here is the thing, I lost about 50 lbs. but that didn't stop me cause now I love the world of fitness.
    I'm getting so much into it. I extremely love learning new things about fitness, nutrition, and working out.
    I love giving people motivation, giving some advice, sometimes I just love working out with someone and getting them sore, I get the biggest satisfaction ever.

    I know they say money isn't everything, but I do want to live a good life, with a good house, nice car, travel to expensive places.. and well I need money to take me to the places that make me happy.
    I saw how much a personal trainer makes.. but you don't see any McDonalds workers in a new BMW and traveling constantly..

    I looked up the salary and the only thing I can see fit is being a Dietitian which make around 50,000 and as a side job I wanted to be a personal trainer too.
    Is that too much for doing 2 jobs like that?
    I was wondering, is there really any Kinesiology or Health & Fitness major that pays well?
    It is up to you to do what makes you happy.Many routes to go. Personally I switched from doing personal training and am going down the biotechnology route now instead. A "livable wage is 30,000-60,000 per year. Hope that helps
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