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A career in Sports Administration

What does a Sports Administrator do?

Following the growing professionalism in sports there is also increased demand for jobs in sports administration. There are jobs managing school, college, professional, and organizational programs.  Sports administrators are involved in managing and promoting sporting clubs, fitness centers and sports facilities, marketing sports programs, in sales for sporting goods manufacturers, and as athletic directors. There are also opportunities in the management of professional sports. See also other careers in sports management.

Careers in Sports Administration

Here are just a selection of the areas that you can work in Sports Administration

How to become a Sports Administrator

The skills required to become a sports administrator include a strong interest in sport and recreation, good communication and interpersonal skills and a sound business ability. Further skills required will depend on which area of sports administration you decide to go in to. Many career paths in sports administration will require a university degree in business or marketing.

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