Athletes and Sports Competitors Dylan debuty

Nature of Work: Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement: No formal education is required to be an athlete or sports competitor. Athletes must have superior athletic talent and knowledge of their sport, which they usually get through years of experience at lower levels of competition.

Employment: Besides the long nights and constant grind, the money makes the conditions very comfortable! Although you make some money doing what you love, you spend a lot of time away from your family.

Job Outlook: Competition for professional athlete jobs will continue to be extremely intense. Very few high school or college athletes become professional athletes. In a major sport, such as basketball, only about 1 in 3,000 high school athletes make it to the professional level.

Projections Data: The projections percentages for employment in this area is 7%, making earning potential increase to $14,000

Related Occupations: Coach and Scouts: 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.

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