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.