Athletics are those who choose their career in the field of sports. They choose their career in this field. The people’s dream is to play big games and make their dreams come true in this sports field by playing professional sports. There are many athletes who choose their careers in sports but behind the scene. Some of them also choose to become the one who gives information related to sports and in the medical field.

The athlete chooses their career as a sportsperson or can choose other fields also which are related to athletics. He can become

  • A SCHOOL COACH

It is the perfect career for those who are interested in teaching as well as sports. So he can become the school coach. They teach the classes which are related to the health and the physical education.

  • A SPORTS SCOUT

The job of the sports scout is to select the best player for playing in the team of the college and keep an eye on the players to check for the best player. He recruits the best talent for the colleges.

  • AN ATHLETIC TRAINER

The work of the athletic trainer is to keep a check on the overall health and the physical fitness of the player. He keeps the check that the player is not suffering from any health problems like dehydration.

  • ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

The athletic director acts as the main driving force behind regulating the sports schools and sports organizations. He is the one responsible for coordinating the sports events and meeting with the board members.

  • SPORTS AGENT

Sports agents are those assisting the professional athletes and performing all the works related to the athlete. He is also responsible for the contracts and the advertising of the athlete. He is the one who promotes the professional athlete.

Athletic Trainer Qualification and Skills

Qualification:

For becoming an athlete you are required to set a pattern of studies. Anyone can become an athlete, but if you are choosing the related field of sports you are required to gain some education, certification and have some skills. The person can choose the following related fields of sports, but the same education is required in all the fields. There is only a slight increase or decrease in the education level.

Licensure:

  • The student is required to hold a degree in management or in business.
  • He can opt for the certification programs which are offered at the graduation level.
  • For becoming a sports agent, postgraduate programs are also available in management and marketing.
  • This course can be completed in the year or as in full-time studies.
  • These courses provide students with the power to excel in field sports.
  • During the certification program, the students come to know about various norms and conditions related to the field of sports.
  • If the person is choosing his career in the field of sports trainer, it is required that he must hold a certification in the field fitness because his work is related to the health and the fitness of the sportsperson.
  • To become a sports trainer, he is required to attend the program by the NATA.

Skills Required:

The skills of the athletes vary with their profession. The following skills are the skills for the athletes who choose their career in the related field of the sports:

SPORTS AGENT:

  • It is required that he must know all the laws and rules related to the field of the sports.
  • He is responsible for promoting the sports person and the products related to the sports person.
  • He makes the contact for the sports person.
  • He is responsible for the endorsement of the contract of the sportsperson.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:

  • To appoint the coaches and give training to them.
  • Keeps the proper track for the sessions of the game.
  • Make and keep the track over the budget made for the athletes.
  • Maintain the friendly relationship with the athletes.

ATHLETIC TRAINER

  • It is required to get the clinical experience for giving the treatment to the athlete when he gets injured.
  • He is responsible for checking the health of the athlete.
  • Check whether the athlete is not suffering from dehydration

SPORTS SCOUT:

  • He is cable of choosing the best talent out of many students.
  • He keeps his eyes on the performance of the player and selects them.

JOB PROSPECTIVE:

The person who is related to the field of sports will have excellent career growth. The one who is associated with the relative field of sports also has a good job perspective.  Athlete trainer, athlete agent, athlete director, athlete scout, and athlete coach have an excellent career growth in the field of sports.

A survey is conducted and it is calculated that the growth in the field of athletes or in sports as many of the youth are attracted toward this field. As this field is one of the fields which give the handsome amount of money to the athlete or the people who are in the related field of the athletic.

Published by Sarah Samson

Sarah Samson is a professional career advisor and resume expert. She specializes in helping recent college graduates and mid-career professionals improve their resumes and format them for the modern job market. In addition, she has also been a contributor to several online publications.

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