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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.