Athletic Trainers

Find the relation of sports medicine and you.

What they do

Athletic trainers deal with injuries suffered participating in physical activity. Athletic trainers have to be able to diagnose all injuries suffered(also evaluate severity) and depending on the circumstances(such as team employed) must make timetables on returns. They must properly care for injuries(apply first aid) They also must develop rehabilitation techniques for his/her patients. He/She also must develop or use known ways to prevent further injury. They must also keep records of injuries.

Why I chose this job

I chose this job because being an athlete myself I enjoy working with competitive natured people.

Experience and skills needed

No experience is needed in this field to get a job.

Many skills are needed to be successful including:

Applied knowledge: Athletic trainers need to be able to retain a wide range of medical knowledge. They must evaluate patients’ symptoms, consult with other healthcare professionals, and recommend and administer appropriate treatments.
Decision-making: Athletic trainers must be able to make quick de­cisions that could affect the health or career of their clients.
Detail oriented: Athletic trainers must be able to record detailed, accurate progress and ensure that patients are receiving the appropriate treatments.
Interpersonal skills: Athletic trainers must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to manage sometimes stressful situations. They must be able to communicate well with others, including physicians, athletes, coaches, and parents.

Education, Permits and such needed to be an Athletic trainer

A bachelors degree in athletic training from an accredited college or university is required to acquire a license.

What branch of science is my job

My job is in life science because it deals with injuries to humans.