Sports Officials

By: Timothy O'Hearn

My career choice is Umpires, Referees, and other sports officials

My topic under Hospitality and Tourism is Umpire, Referee, and other sports officials. There job is to officiate at sporting events, games, or competitions, to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules are observed.

The money they make and what they have to do to become a sports officials

The average salary for a Sports Official is $28,900 in the U. and in Texas it's $31,090.

To become an official Umpire, Referee and other sports officials you must register with the state or local agency that oversees high school athletics. They also typically need to pass an exam on the rules of the particular game. Some states and associations may require applicants to attend umpiring or refereeing classes before taking the exam or joining an association. You don't need to have a degree to become a Sports Official. You have to know the sport that you are being a ref. for in order to do it.

Pros and of being a Sports Official

Pros for being a sports official

1. You get to Ref sports games that you like

2. You get to be outside if it's a pretty day

3. You get a good workout in


An umpire, referee, and other sports officials job is to officiate games and make sure all the rules are being followed. You need to know the rules of the game. Your appearance needs to be like a sports officials and need to use your words correctly.

Outlook for Umpires, Referees and other Sports Officials

The job outlook is for sports officials 8% (fast as the average).