Athletic Trainer

Oscar Trejo

So you want to be an Athletic Trainer

About Athletic Training

Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses. This job has increased 19%-21%, which is above average, in the number of jobs by 2022.


My motivation for choosing this job is my love for sports. If I don’t have a career as a professional athlete, I still want to have something to do with sports.

Classes Needed

  • Biology

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Nutrition


  • Pass the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC) exam

  • Become part of the program: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

College of Interest

  • CSU San Diego

  • CSU Fullerton


  • hired by: colleges, universities, professional sports

  • work full time, from 7 a.m -5 p.m

  • work with other people who love the sport


  • average of $42,090 annually

  • start of with a pay of $25,960 (lowest 10%)

    • usually beginning trainers

  • rank up to a pay of $64,140 (top 10%)

    • usually experienced trainers
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