Athletic Trainer

Career Research Project

Job Description

Athletic trainers prevent, diagnosis, and treat muscle and bone injuries and illness. They can also teach exercise classes and act as a nutrition guide for those needing it. Trainers also help patients recover accidents or chronic diseases.

Work Environment- work schedules

Athletic Trainers usually work at colleges or universities. Other work in offices and working with surrounding sport teams.

How to become one

To become an athletic trainer you must have certain criteria. You must have a bachelors degree, a degree in physical education, and license or certification. The requirements vary.

Pay

Annual wage for athletic trainers is about $42,090

Job Outlook

Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
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