Hey everybody. I am about to graduate college and have decided that I want to be a personal trainer (great time to finally decide what you want to do with your life, right?). I am most likely going to join the Air Force for a few years in order to pay for some of my student loans and hopefully a masters in exercise science or nutrition.

For all the personal trainers out there, I was just wondering if you had any advice for how I should go about beginning my career, what certifications are necessary and what certifications can produce a relatively lucrative career. In short, what path should I consider taking to get where I want to be? Is a masters something that could really enhance my value as a personal trainer or should I focus on other types of certifications?

Any and all advice is welcome (even if you are not a personal trainer yourself but are knowledgable in the field).