Athletes and Sports Competitors

General Information

Description

Compete in athletic events.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit71.85%
  2. Self-employed18.29%
  3. Private, not for profit7.05%
  4. State and local government1.80%
  5. Federal government0.55%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of athletes and sports competitors is projected to grow 38 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 3,400 openings for athletes and sports competitors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$50,850

State-by-state Salary

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$208,000+
$19,690
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 34%
  • Bachelor's degree 24%
  • High school 23%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Some college 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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