IT Training Jobs

Computer training is a good job since all you need to start with is a computer, which you probably have already. Also you can require the student to purchase his own computer otherwise she could not practice. Also this is something you could start with your friends who wanted to undergo computer training. Then you can work your way up through referrals.

IT training jobs are as prevalent as the number of computer IT courses being offered online:

Support
Website
Networking
Programming
Database

Start with one specific area and as you gain more clients you would have a better grasp of which courses are more popular and you can perhaps take IT computer training on the side to add to your portfolio. Once you get the certification for IT training jobs you could offer more computer IT courses.

To succeed in this career path you must have the basic knowledge required for each task. As a teacher, you should always be ahead of your students’ skills. Aside from this, you must know how to troubleshoot when something goes wrong and pinpoint what they might have done or failed to do that has been causing errors. Usually, students would say, “I didn’t do anything” and you know better than to believe that one; it’s a user-problem.

You must also constantly update yourself with the latest software and technological advancements that has immediate effect on your line of work. Every year newer versions of software are being upgraded and you must be able to update your own computer with them.

You should be able to explain things clearly and simplify overwhelming computer jargons to someone who have just started using the program. It could be frustrating when your client could not comprehend a seemingly simple task and you probably how it is to be in their shoes and so patience is key.

You should also be able to be one step ahead when it comes to lessons. One way or another, there would be someone who knows the software more than the others and you should adapt your program specifically for such clients. You should know how to keep them busy without stressing out the less knowledgeable students.

IT Training jobs take more than just the basic computer knowledge, it also requires patience and creativity in teaching.

Personal Training Salary

In a small town market, the average hourly rate is $35-$50/hour which translates to $70,000-$100,000 per year in revenue before taxes, insurance, continuing education, and other expenses. That is above the average salary in the United States.

But how realistic is $70,000/year? Well, there is good news and bad news. Most trainers make less than $50,000 per year (almost 75% as estimated in an online poll of over 350 personal trainers). However, almost 15% of the responding trainers make more than $100,000/year. So the chart of responses is bottom heavy.

Why the big difference? Well, most trainers are only working part time. If you work 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year, that puts the average range from $35,000 to $50,000 which matches with the respondents responses. SO how do you become one of the trainers who makes over $100,000 a year?

Expand your services. Most personal trainers show up at their gyms, put in their 4-6 hours and then go home. If you want to maximize your personal trainer salary, you need to invest more time or more creativity. Since time is limited, we all have the same 24 hours a day, and creativity is not limited, I recommend investing more creativity.

Instead of training clients one-on-one, many trainers put 2-3 clients together for a session. The clients enjoy a lower cost per session and the trainer enjoys more revenue per session. Just be careful not to bring to many people together for a session. It is difficult to work with more than 3 beginners at a time, but not as hard to work with 6 clients you have worked with for 16 months. Any more than 6 in a session and really you have a group fitness class. That is not very personal.