Athletic Trainer Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement: Athletic trainers need at least a bachelor’s degree. Nearly all states require athletic trainers to have a license or certification.

Employment: Opportunities include Apply protective or injury-preventive devices, such as tape, bandages, and braces, Recognize and evaluate injuries, and Provide first aid or emergency care.

Job Outlook: Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As people become more aware of sports-related injuries at a young age, demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase.

Earnings: The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,480, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $68,300.

Related Occupations: Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of athletic trainers with similar occupations.

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