Healthcare Professional Interview

Interviewer: Cierra H.

Interview with: My Dad

Date: 11/11/14

Healthcare Profession: Athletic Trainer

Interview Questions:

Q: How did you first get involved with this career?

A: I was given the opportunity to be an athletic trainer in high school in Football/baseball/wrestling/gymnastics.


Q: How long do you train for this profession?

A: You never fully stop training for this position. With advances in technology and medical treatments, there is always room for growth and continued training/education.


Q: What training did you need in order to be successful?

A: A degree in kinesiology/athletic training, which included hands on training from the high school level through college in all sports. It is also very helpful to attend clinics set up by the National Athletic Training Association and other medical associations in related fields include my physical therapy.


Q: How did you first get involved with this career?
A: I was given the opportunity to be an athletic trainer in high school in Football/baseball/wrestling/gymnastics

Q: Can you get tuition reimbursement?
A: I received a full scholarship in athletic training straight out of high school. Most health provider networks will also offer forms of tuition reimbursement for continued education.

Q: Describe a typical day in this career?
A: It varies day to day, but there is a lot of physical therapy and injury treatments that take place. From administering direct treatments like hyperbolic chambers and ultrasound to supervising strength and conditioning training. Also daily evaluation of treatment progress. Any game or event day can be filled with fulfilling athletes hydration and preventative needs such as taping and stretching. Of course that's all the fun stuff. But there are day filled with records keeping, injury and treatment reporting among other Clerical duties.