By Hannah Martinez
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- The general duties of a specialist is to conduct athletic-specific testing session while designing and implementing safe, effective training and conditioning programs. They also provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
- The prediction is that the rate of jobs is growing with a rate of 24% in the next decade.
- These Specialists are usually employed at Universities, the occasional high school, or a company may employ them.
- Personality-wise, having a teaching, motivating attitude is wanted for this job. Athletes need someone on their side, who understand, but came push them to their limits when needed.
- A Bachelor's degree (kinesiology is an ideal major)or higher is needed.A chiropractic medicine degree is acceptable though. Also, for a collegiate job a CSCS Certification is needed.
Schools and Earnings
- In the beginning, there is a starting salary of $33,000-$34,000, but the average salary for this job is usually $40,000-$47,000.
Personally, I want to go into a field similar to this. Things involving health and the body interest me, but i am still undecided about my future. I am not considering this as a career though, because I want to go more deeply into the medical field. Maybe deal with more injuries than a CSCS would. Don't get me wrong, its a wonderful profession, but not completely for me.
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