Do you want a career working in sports? For many people who love to play and watch sport, their ideal job would somehow involve their sport. There are heaps of jobs in the sporting area, probably more than you realize (see this list of sporting careers).
To get these jobs, 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 counselor, 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.
- Careers in sport — information about a wide range of sporting jobs.
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- How to Balance School and Sports: Best Tips for a College Athlete — a guide for students to balance time and energy between sports and studies.
- Sports Courses
- Top-6 Careers in Sports — six promising sports jobs and the academic qualifications needed to pursue them.