Careers in Sports & Fitness

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1 Volume
300 Pages
30 Essays
Subject & Name Index
Sidebars & Tables

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Editor: Michael Shally-Jensen
May 2017 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 8"x10"

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Careers in Sports & Fitness
This ongoing series serves as a stepping stone in understanding specific careers and provides a wealth of information on the education and training needed within each profession along with a look towards the future of the field with an informative employment outlook.

Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides students planning to pursue a career in sports and fitness with the necessary insight into potential opportunities, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

Careers in Sports & Fitness is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards. Careers in Sports & Fitness contains twenty-one alphabetically arranged chapters describing specific fields of interest in this industry. Each chapter ranges in length from 3,500 to 4,500 words and begins with a Snapshot of the occupation that includes career clusters, interests, earnings and employment outlook. This is followed by these major categories: 

  • Overview includes detailed discussions on: Sphere of Work; Work Environment; Occupation Interest; A Day in the Life. Also included here is a Profile that outlines working conditions, educational needs, and physical abilities. You will also find the occupation’s Holland Interest Score, which matches up character and personality traits with specific jobs.
  • Occupational Specialties lists specific jobs that are related in some way, like Sports Attorney, Bodyguard, and Director of Physical Therapy. Duties and
    Responsibilities are also included.
  • Work Environment details the physical, human, and technological environment of the occupation profiled.


  • Education, Training, and Advancement outlines how to prepare for this field while in high school, and what college courses to take, including licenses and certifications needed. A section is devoted to the Adult Job Seeker, and there is a list of skills and abilities needed to succeed in the job profiled
  • Earnings and Advancements offers specific salary ranges, and includes a chart of metropolitan areas that have the highest concentration of the profession.
  • Employment and Outlook discusses employment trends, and projects growth to 2020. This section also lists related occupations.
  • Selected Schools list those prominent learning institutions that offer specific courses in the profiles occupations.
  • More Information includes associations that the reader can contact for more information.

Jobs in the sports industry are growing at a pace more than double that of the national average. Students with an interest in the sports field have a wide variety of options in professional sports, sport equipment, and the sports management industries. Careers in Sports & Fitness is designed to provide need-to-know information on the wide variety of careers in this multi-billion dollar industry that students can choose from.

Careers in Sports & Fitness provides detailed information on 25 different career paths, including:

• Athletic Trainer
• Branding Expert
• Facility Manager
• Marketing Manager
• Professional Athlete
• Promoter
• Referee
• Sales Manager
• Talent Scout
• Sports Agent

Detailed and accessible chapters provide real-world information about these in-demand professions including: A Day in the Life, Work Environment, Education & Training, Earnings & Advancement, Employment Outlook, Networking Contacts, Areas with the Highest Employment Levels, and Conversations with Real Professionals.