I'm hoping someone out there dealt with a similar situation, and is maybe able to provide some insight, opinion, or suggestions - any ideas would be appreciated.
The story: Graduating college in a few months. My bachelor's degree is in Information Systems (IT) but somewhere along the line I made some major lifestyle changes and got devoted to health, nutrition, and lifting. I can pretty easily get a job in IT, but being that this is what I am most passionate about, I would like to try to work in the field in some capacity.
So I just finished getting my NSCA-CPT personal trainer certification. I am planning on getting the NSCA-CSCS (for group/team settings) in a few months down the line as well.
Is my only option getting a basic training job at a gym like Bally's? Is there another way of starting to work in the field? I realize that there are sometimes internships available to those with the CSCS, which is why I am planning to get that cert. Anyone been in a similar position? If so, what did you do?
(Located in NYC right now for school, but flexible on relocating if opportunities are better elsewhere).