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Coaches and Scouts

Job Information

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.


  • 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 like helping others
Salary $28,470/yr ($14.24/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors