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Athletes and Sports Competitors

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Compete in athletic events.


  • These jobs require immense overall knowledge of the game, usually acquired through years of experience at lower levels.
  • Career-ending injuries are always a risk for athletes.
  • Job opportunities will be best for part-time coaches, sports instructors, umpires, referees, and sports officials in high schools, sports clubs, and other settings.
  • Aspiring professional athletes will continue to face extremely keen competition.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $39,670/yr ($19.84/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma