The global health and wellness industry is said to be valued at around $3.31 Billion per year. This behemoth of an industry encompasses gyms, spas, and various other businesses geared at making people feel better and healthier. 

We can also expect these to continue growing with global events fueling the need for more health and wellness products. Millennials and the generation after them also seem to be more inclined towards living a healthier lifestyle, which could also boost revenue. Let’s take a look at some of the great career options for people who want to get into the health and wellness industry.

Nutritional Therapist

Nutrition plays a very important role when it comes to health and wellness. If you’ve always had a passion for healthy cooking and living, this could be a great career path for you. Nutritional therapists tend to be very well paid too with the median income at around $60,000 per year. 

If you want more recognition and better pay, get registered. The great thing about being a registered nutritional therapist is that most operate from their practice. You could cater to specific groups or offer specific services, like alternative or luxury health plans

Wellness Literary Agent

If you don’t know what a wellness literary agent is or does, you’re not the only one. Wellness literary agents work in the background to help their clients’ work get noticed by publishers. These clients are in the wellness and health niche, of course, and might even ask you to make some edits to their work. You will also be responsible for reviewing contracts and making sure your client gets a fair deal. This is a great gig for someone who’d like to combine their passion for public relations with health and wellness.

The average salary for a wellness literary agent is around the $59,000 mark. This is a good option for anyone with experience with writing, sales, PR, or publishing who’s always up on the latest news and trends in the industry.

Nurse Health Coach

Another great career you could consider is becoming a nurse health coach. As a nurse health coach, you will principally work on preventative healthcare. You will be working with clients and looking at the state of their health. You will then work on concrete plans to meet their health goals.

This is a great job either for nurses who’ve been in the profession for a few years and want to be closer to patients or those coming from outside fields who want to ease their way in.

If you’re part of the latter group, know that there are plenty of ways that you can get your credentials without spending too much time on the school bench. You could study for an accredited accelerated online nursing degree for non-nurses from Baylor University and get your degree in a fraction of the time it would usually take. These programs are for those already holding a bachelor’s in another profession and allows them to use their previously owned credits so they can get their degrees faster.

Nutritional Blogger and Influencer

If you have a natural talent for writing and have the gusto to go out and make something happen for yourself, becoming a nutritional blogger and influencer is a great notion. And, if you think starting a blog is tough, think again. You could have your blog up for a few dollars by using a tool like WordPress. You can find a domain and hosting for well under $20 per month and start blogging away.

The goal here is to understand how to monetize your website, find a great niche, and know-how to create awareness for the blog. One of the best ways to do so is to use multiple formats for your content. Having both a blog and a YouTube channel will allow you to reach a larger audience. You can also create video versions of your posts or purposely make them so they can transfer to a video easily.

Getting active in the community will also help you stand out. Follow other wellness bloggers on YouTube and social media. Get active in the comment sections. The more you get active, the more chances you’ll get noticed by someone in the field who might be open to helping you. A nod from a major influencer could be all that’s needed to open the floodgates for your blog.

As far as monetizing goes, there are plenty of ways that you can do it. One of the ways would be to have a newsletter. If you have enough subscribers, you could send sponsored emails with affiliate links in them and get paid a commission every time someone makes a purchase. 

You have to be careful to not make your newsletter strictly about selling, however. Only a tiny fraction of your messages should be promotional. You have to focus on being a good resource and also make sure that you stand behind the products you push as your reputation will rest on it.

Virtual Fitness Trainer

The recent events have pushed a lot of us to stay home and we can expect the trend to continue. People are realizing how much they can do from home and fitness is one of the fields that could be transformed. As a matter of fact, it was estimated that over 59% of all Americans stated that they do not plan to renew their gym memberships. 

As a virtual fitness trainer, you’ll have the chance to train your clients from wherever they are. You also can work from virtually anywhere on the globe. This job takes someone with great communication skills and who’s great in front of the camera. You also have to be a great motivator as you won’t be able to speak with your clients face to face. This is a great job for those who love being active and helping other people reach their fitness goals.

So, if you want to embark on a career in health and fitness, consider all of these options. Some require more work than others, and some are better paid, so look at which ones would be the best depending on your skills, motivation, and your idea of an ideal job.

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