There’s nothing quite like making a career and earning while doing something you love and promote. Luckily, for health enthusiasts and fitness fanatics, there are a myriad of health-and-fitness related career options to choose from. While the fitness industry (health and fitness clubs, gyms) has a revenue of €4.96 Billion ($5.5 Billion) in 2017, the health and wellness industry in the UK has been forecast to grow from €22.8 Billion in 2018, to €25.65 by 2020, That said, there’s no doubt that the health and wellness industry is an on-demand and quite lucrative.
So, if you’re passionate about health and fitness, and wish to help others attain optimal health through other means than just physical training and classes at the gym, here are some of the jobs and professions you may want to consider:
Health Food and Supplement Store Employee
Say, you haven’t yet decided which career path in health and wellness you wish to take — and is also a decent entry-level job that doesn’t require work experience. Working at a health and food supplement shop can be an excellent place to start, especially if you want to share your passion, and provide insight and aid to many people as possible. You’d also be able to share and hear about healthy-living experiencing, while also learn about new trends and products in the industry.
Starting a job at a healthy food and supplements shop doesn’t require any formal education, but many store owners would expect you to have a brief background on the products, basic health and fitness knowledge, and also a pleasing and engaging personality.
For those who wish to focus more on the nutritional side of health and fitness, and wish to help others attain a healthier body through proper diet, supplements, and weight management methods, this could be perfect for you.
You may have heard of nutritionists and dieticians, and it’s important to know the subtle differences: general physicians refer patients with dietary issues (or diet-related issues such as diabetes, obesity, poor growth) to dieticians, nutritionists work with food companies and industries but don’t necessarily focus on particular health-and-diet issues, while a nutritional therapist is quite similar to dieticians as they’re trained to diagnose, assess, and provide a diet plan to aid certain problems (and not just diet-related ones).
A course in nutritional therapy may be required in order to be a qualified nutritional therapist, but there are so many business and career paths and opportunities for those who qualify. Some of these courses can be taken part-time, even when working a job or are too busy at one — making it an ideal option for those who wish to change careers or are too busy to get a full-time course.
Health and Fitness Writer and/or Blogger
If you wish to share your health and wellness insight to wider audience, learn more about health trends and practices, and pride yourself as a good writer, then blogging or writing for a health magazine/website can be an enjoyable, flexible, and moderate-to-high earning option for you. You have the option to either apply for a company or website focusing on health topics, or start your health and wellness blog part-time — then considering making it a full-time one once you’ve gained enough influence and revenue.
There’s no other requirement apart from having a laptop, good command of the language, and basic knowledge of blogging and website design (for independent bloggers).
These are only a few of the many other potential jobs and careers in health and wellness. There’s always the option to go for a more enterprising route of putting up and managing your gym, fitness centre, or wellness shop. Regardless of which option you choose, know that getting into field of work or business that’s closely tied to your passion — in this case, health and fitness — can be just as fulfilling as it is enjoyable.