Profeessional Athlete

By Jarred Smugar Period 1A

About Me

Personal Style Inventory

career family history

  • my mom is a preschool teacher
  • my dad is a tax collector for Norristown
  • my grand pop was a pharmacist
  • My mom-mom was a sales clerk
  • My choice is to be a professional athlete. also im trying to avoid getting to jobs at once with minimum wage.

Mission Statements


My personal mission is to work hard and respect all others around me, and be trustworthy whatever anyone asks me.


My career mission is to become a professional baseball player and win the World Series for the Boston Red Sox.

My Career

What are Professional Athletes

Professional Athlete
  • Officiated sports events to entertain spectators
  • Athletes spend many hours each day practicing
  • Events that athletes compete include team sports, such as baseball,soccer football and basketball

What Is Your Daily Life Like

  • Play and compete in their sport, obeying the rules of the sport
  • Keep equipment they use their sport, obeying the rules of the sport.
  • Attend scheduled practices and training sessions to develop their skills

Work Enviorment

  • Where: held outdoors may be exposed to all weather conditions of the season in which they play their sport.
  • Hazards?: are highly susceptible to injuries. Because of this, many sports competitors wear pads, gloves, goggles, helmets, and other protective gear to safeguard against injury.
  • Work Week: Irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays; more than 40 hours a week for several months during the sports season, if not most of the year
  • Industries Most Likely to Employ: Spectator sports (56%), Other amusement and recreation industries (16%)

Training & Education

Education: High School diploma is helpful; often go to college to get recruited into the Draft

taking private or group lessons,

Professional Licensing:
Some sports / localities require athletes to be licensed or certified to practice

Personal Qualities

  • Hand Eye Coordination
  • Stamina
  • Teamwork
  • Athleticism
  • Decision-Making Skills

Pay /Benifits

  • Top 10% earned more than $166,400
  • Lowest 10% earned less than $17,120
  • Median wage was $43,740
What career pay hte best for this career?

Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events$51,000

Spectator sports 49,430

Colleges, universities, and professional schools 43,060

Job Outlook

Growth Rate: Expected to grow 22% from 2010 to 2020

In 10 years
: The continuing expansion of nontraditional or new professional and semiprofessional sports, including local and regional teams and leagues, is expected to spur demand for athletes and sports competitors.

Overall: talented young men and women who dream of becoming sports superstars greatly outnumber the number of openings.