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If you recently graduated from college and are having a hard time finding a job, you are not alone. Luckily enough, we set out to help graduates with a kinesiology degree to find the perfect job. After looking through 63,321 kinesiology major resumes and millions of job listings, we were able to find which are most preferred jobs by kinesiology major graduates.

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Starting Salary
$58,000
Job openings
40,477
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
Starting Salary
$42,000
Job openings
39,998
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Jacksonville, FL;  
Job Description:
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
21,219
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
Starting Salary
$53,000
Job openings
19,193
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
12,407
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.
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Starting Salary
$59,000
Job openings
59,374
Top Locations:
San Antonio, TX;  San Juan, PR;  Birmingham, AL;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
21,134
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
7,344
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Job Description:
Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players and evaluate their skills and likelihood for success at the college, amateur, or professional level. Many coaches are also involved in scouting.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
2,534
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Orlando, FL;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.
Starting Salary
$10,000
Job openings
31,253
Top Locations:
Phoenix, AZ;  Baton Rouge, LA;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
35,432
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
44,218
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Washington, DC;  Cincinnati, OH;  
Job Description:
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
Starting Salary
$80,000
Job openings
16,621
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
45,270
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
22,992
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Starting Salary
$18,000
Job openings
22,269
Top Locations:
Atlanta, GA;  Bowling Green, KY;  Lubbock, TX;  
Job Description:
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
35,400
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
1,554
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
20,663
Top Locations:
Greeley, CO;  New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
93,141
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
Starting Salary
$54,000
Job openings
96,357
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
14,357
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
114,918
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Account Executives are responsible for looking after the company's client as well as keeping the company-client relationships at a high standard. Their goal is to increase the amount of business a company does with those clients.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
7,056
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Charlotte, NC;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players and evaluate their skills and likelihood for success at the college, amateur, or professional level. Many coaches are also involved in scouting.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
29,002
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Cincinnati, OH;  Bellevue, WA;  
Job Description:
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
21,234
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Miami, FL;  Lima, OH;  
Job Description:
Occupational therapy assistants and aides help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapy assistants are directly involved in providing therapy to patients; occupational therapy aides typically perform support activities. Both assistants and aides work under the direction of occupational therapists.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
30,756
Top Locations:
Bentonville, AR;  Houston, TX;  Boston, MA;  
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
51,097
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
34,642
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Miami, FL;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
26,612
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
Starting Salary
$39,000
Job openings
40,495
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
25,293
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Research Assistant helps carry out a particular research agenda. They are generally found in the social science or laboratory setting.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
14,749
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
13,797
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
15,559
Top Locations:
Las Vegas, NM;  Arlington, TX;  Denver, CO;  
Job Description:
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
15,849
Top Locations:
Philadelphia, PA;  New York, NY;  San Jose, CA;  
Job Description:
Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players and evaluate their skills and likelihood for success at the college, amateur, or professional level. Many coaches are also involved in scouting.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
12,602
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  
Starting Salary
$16,000
Job openings
7,040
Top Locations:
Lincoln, NE;  Des Moines, IA;  Atlanta, GA;  
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
22,974
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  Bay City, MI;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
14,986
Top Locations:
Lincoln, NE;  Alpharetta, GA;  Detroit, MI;  
Starting Salary
$67,000
Job openings
78,684
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boca Raton, FL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$17,000
Job openings
10,582
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Philadelphia, PA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$58,000
Job openings
30,701
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  San Jose, CA;  
Job Description:
Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
41,173
Top Locations:
Boston, MA;  Coral Gables, FL;  Danvers, MA;  
Job Description:
Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
16,129
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Greenville, NC;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
Starting Salary
$42,000
Job openings
114,154
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
64,005
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain (real or hypothetical) and documents its business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology.
Starting Salary
$18,000
Job openings
37,590
Top Locations:
Twin Falls, ID;  Boise, ID;  Baton Rouge, LA;  
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
19,974
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Jacksonville, FL;  
Job Description:
Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
6,021
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  Saint Louis, MO;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players and evaluate their skills and likelihood for success at the college, amateur, or professional level. Many coaches are also involved in scouting.

Kinesiology Major Jobs

Average Salary For a Kinesiology Major

Depending on the industry that kinesiology majors work in, their salaries can vary significantly. In fact, we found that kinesiology majors who work in the technology industry have an average salary of $41,583, while those who work in the non profits industry have an average salary of $26,555. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should look for jobs in the technology industry.

1. Technology
$41,583
Avg. Salary
$27k
$52k
2. Manufacturing
$36,321
Avg. Salary
$27k
$52k
3. Finance
$32,652
Avg. Salary
$27k
$52k
4. Health Care
$31,652
Avg. Salary
$27k
$52k
5. Retail
$31,386
Avg. Salary
$27k
$52k

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