Athletes

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Participate in competitive sports events on an amateur or professional basis. They play team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and lacrosse, or compete in individual sports such as skiing, figure skating, boxing or track and field.

Outlook

Varies

Wage

Low: $11.90
Median: $19.86
High: $40.79

Training

  • Demonstrated ability in a particular sport is required.
  • Extensive training under the supervision of a coach is required.
  • Certification with a particular sports federation may be required.
  • A background combining athletic training and college or university studies is strongly recommended.

Places of Employment

Professional team organizations, or they may be self-employed

Regulated

No