Professional Basketball Player

Jonathan Rivera per. 9

WHY I WANT TO BE PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER

All my life i have always wanted to be a basketball player. Growing up as a kid i loved going to the bulls game. My dream was to be on the bulls one day. First i set my goal to practice hard everyday and try to make my way from grammar school basketball to high school basketball t and college basketball. College basketball was always interesting because my dad always got free tickets to the UIC games. Playing professional basketball as a career would be my life long dream. This career would be the best thing that can happen to me after college.

CAREER DETAILS

  • Play hard and win games to make it to the championship
  • Practice schedule are game schedules
  • Stadiums and practice areas
  • 100,000-15million


JOB OUTLOOK

Employment of athletes and sports competitors is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Competition for professional athlete jobs will remain extremely intense, with progressively more favorable opportunities in lower levels of competition.


EDUCATION NEEDED

Most professional athletes spend a good part of their lives practicing. Basketball players, for example, spend hours and hours working on their dribble or jump shot. Ice skaters may practice several hours a day. Playing organized sports at an early level can only help. Most pro athletes played their sport in both high school and college. Schools usually require that students have good grades to play their sport. So, those wanting this kind of career must keep up with their studies.

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  • Professional Football
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