7 Career Choices – Health and Fitness

by Alli

 Are you a self-confessed health nut? You can turn your healthy living into a career! There are many people eager to live a healthier lifestyle.

You can get paid to pass on your knowledge and self-discipline to these people. In other cases, you may be able to simply immerse yourself in the health & fitness industry, surrounding yourself with like-minded people.

7 Career Choices to Consider


7 Career Choices for Health Nuts

Nutritionists are paid to help implement diets for those who want to lose weight or overcome allergies. This is a great career choice for people who have a keen interest in the properties of various nutrients.

You can take courses in nutrition to better develop your expertise. Nutritionists are employed by hospitals, catering chains, and food companies, whilst others may work freelance.


7 Career Choices for Health Nuts including becoming a chef

If you love preparing food and eating healthy, you should consider a career as a chef. You can work for a restaurant or café with an emphasis on healthy foods.

You could start up your own healthy restaurant or work for somebody else. Professional training can help as a chef. However, if you feel you already have the skills, there’s nothing to stop you from launching your own start-up.

Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer - 7 Career Choices for Health Nuts

If exercise is your area of passion, why not consider a career as a personal trainer?

Many people want help pursuing their exercise goals. Whether it’s helping to lose weight, run a marathon or get stronger, personal trainers are in high demand.

You can take a personal training short course to help get the qualifications needed. From here, you can consider taking up a job in a gym where you can start meeting clients.

Sports Coach

If you’re passionate about a particular sport, you could even consider becoming a sports coach. This could allow you to pass your knowledge onto budding athletes.

Many people join sports clubs to go to the next level in their quest to be fit. Others may be looking to take their ability to a professional level – it’s up to you as to which students you take on.


Nurses play a vital part in improving people’s health. This career can require slightly more qualifications and you will probably need a nursing degree. It’s possible to take an online FNP program.

Nurses are employed mainly in hospitals and local clinics. There are also demands for nurses on cruise ships, oil rigs, and in remote places where medical care may be required.

Health Sales and Marketing

You could also consider working with health products including supplements, exercise equipment, or fitness apps by taking up a marketing role.

This job could allow you to connect with fellow health nuts in the hope of selling these products to them. Marketing qualifications could be useful but they aren’t always necessary.

You could work for a marketing company or directly for a health product within their promotional team.

Health Therapist

Therapists are needed in all forms to help people live better lives. Physical therapists can help people overcome sports injuries and conditions affecting exercises, whilst nutritional therapists may be able to help people fight food addictions.

Health therapists can also help people to quit other unhealthy habits such as smoking or heavy drinking.

These 7 career choices are perfect for people who are interested in health-related occupations.

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Amber Myers October 30, 2018 - 8:15 am

These sound like some great job choices. I am so far from a health nut, so none of these would work for me. I enjoy my junk food too much 😉 I do try to eat it in moderation, but I’m not one of those people who are all, “Yay kale!”

Candy October 30, 2018 - 8:33 am

Any and all of those would be perfect for those who are into physical and healthy living. Good choices to make

GiGi October 30, 2018 - 8:57 am

All of these careers speak to me as I am very much a health and fitness girl. That being said, I am happy to admit that I have made a career for myself in this field, but I am my own boss 🙂

Pam October 30, 2018 - 9:24 am

Those are all good career choices but I am probably the last person that would be considered a health and fitness nut. I could be a chef with a Southern twist maybe. 🙂

Melissa Chapman October 30, 2018 - 10:42 am

The health field is a great place for athletic and healthy people to share their knowledge and help others. These are all useful ideas for caeer changers or young adults.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 30, 2018 - 11:45 am

Sticking to a health field profession is a smart choice for those interested in fitness and wellness. I would probably enjoy any one of these career choices. I try to live a healthy lifestyle.

Jen Walshaw October 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm

My son wants to be a sports physiotherapist. He loves playing sports and wants to have a career that is linked.

Cherri Megasko October 30, 2018 - 12:08 pm

I would love to see more chefs specialize in healthy cooking. When we travel and have to eat out, I always gain weight, even when I think I’m making healthy choices!

Karen October 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm

I’ve always heard that nursing will always be in demand. Lately, I’ve heard there’s more demand for them than doctors these days.

Sarah Bailey October 30, 2018 - 6:53 pm

These are some great ideas for choices in the health and fitness industry some of them really think outside the box a bit as well offering so much choice for people!

Ricci October 30, 2018 - 11:26 pm

I think that having a job in the health and fitness industry would help me to be more conscientious of living a more healthy life!

Lisa Martin October 30, 2018 - 11:30 pm

So many great choices. I always wanted to be a nutritionist. I like the idea of helping people eat better to heal their bodies.

Tasheena October 31, 2018 - 12:05 am

These sound like wonderful job choices. I know a bunch of amazing nurses and personal trainers.

Terri Steffes October 31, 2018 - 7:08 am

There are so many good ones and you’ve hit several. My niece is a licensed athletic trainer. She loves her work.

Kathy October 31, 2018 - 10:59 am

These are all such great ones too. I’m pretty sure when I was younger I really wanted to be a chef. I loved to cook a lot. Now, not so much haha. I would love to get back in to cooking though.

daniel alexx October 31, 2018 - 4:02 pm

Thank you so much for the great article, it was fluent and to the point. Very Informative page, I hope it will be useful for all of us. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Shannon Gurnee October 31, 2018 - 7:43 pm

These sound like some great careers in the health industry. Love that they all involve helping people.

Jona Shares November 2, 2018 - 3:53 am

Such a great compilation of what career to consider. My brother in law considers being a chef and i must say, its a good choice.


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