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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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