Ahletes and Sports Competitors
Athletes and Sports Competitors Job Overlook
Athletes and Sports Competitors
What they do
· Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.
· Athletes and sports competitors often work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. They usually work more than 40 hours a week for several months during their particular sports season. They may be exposed to all weather conditions.
How to Become an Athlete or Sports Competitor
· Athletes and sports competitors typically have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. They must have superior athletic talent and immense knowledge of their sport, which they usually get through years of experience at lower levels of competition.
· The median annual wage for athletes and sports competitors was $40,060 in May 2012.
· Employment of athletes and sports competitors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Competition for most professional athlete jobs will remain very strong.
· Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of athletes and sports competitors with similar occupations.
NBA Player Stephen Curry
Curry Celebrating after the win!
After hitting a 3 pointer to win the game the Milwaukee Bucks Celebrate the victory.
NBA Player Wesley Johnson Attempting Layup
Wesley Johnson attacks the basket in attempt to score in a NBA Game.
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