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Careers in Sport / Exit Routes

 

There are a large range of careers in sports-occupational areas, and prospects are increasing as more people play and watch sports. Below are just a few sports careers to choose from:

 

• Sports Trainer — Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, fitness instructors.

 

• University — If you have achieved the required number of UCAS points then you can continue to study at University.

 

• Scholarships to the USA — If you have achieved the required academic level and you meet the required player standard then you may be offered a scholarship.

 

• Semi Pro Football — Through our recommendation we will attempt to place you at an appropriate level.

 

• Sports Medicine — medical practitioners, physiotherapists, physical therapists, sports trainer.

 

• Sports Dietician — a career mixing food and athletes.

 

• Sports Coach — if you can't do it yourself, tell others how to do it.

 

• Education — teaching our youngsters about sport, health and fitness.

 

• Sports Official — there would be no sport without umpires and referees.

 

• Sport Psychologist — get into the minds of athletes.

 

• Sport Journalist — write about what you like to watch.

 

• Sports Administration — work with any sport as an assistant or facilities manager

 

• Sports Photography — getting right next to the action to take photos sounds like a great job.

 

• Sports Marketing — including the job as a Sports Agent.

 

• Selling Fitness Products — How to start a business in the fitness industry.

 

 

Here are a few general tips to getting started into a career in sports:

 

• Follow your Interests — think about what interests you and what you have to offer. Find out what careers are in the area of your interest

 

• Seek Advice — seek the advice of a guidance counsellor, and select courses to fit your needs and lead you in the direction you want.

 

• Assess your Skills — determine how to translate the skills that you already have into a career in sports.

 

• Set Goals — decide upon and write down your immediate goals and long term goals, and always refer to these when you make decisions about your career path in sports.

 

• Follow a Plan — as with your goals, follow the educational or training plan you have developed.

 

• Get Experience — Gaining experience in your chosen field will help you prepare for a career and allow employers to assess your talents. Look for opportunities for internships, work-study, part-time and summer jobs, or even volunteer.

 

• Get a Job — look for entry-level positions or jobs that match your experience and that can be paths to your career goal.

 

• Network — Broaden your knowledge base and reach by join professional organizations, online professional networks and attend conferences. Seek a mentor for guidance, someone who is already in the field who can assist you on your career path.

 

 

  
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