Coaches and Scouts

General Information

Description

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports for the primary purpose of competition. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching certifications should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit55.30%
  2. Private, not for profit16.61%
  3. State and local government14.73%
  4. Self-employed12.74%
  5. Federal government0.31%

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 coaches and scouts is projected to grow 26 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 45,100 openings for coaches and scouts 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

$36,330

State-by-state Salary

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$56,750
$19,390
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 48%
  • Master's degree 19%
  • Associate's degree 17%
  • High school 8%
  • Less than high school 3%
  • Doctoral degree 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • English Language

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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