I want to be something in the athletic field and im having a hard time figuring out so can you give me sone ideas
I'm about to graduate and I really need help!!!!
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As an athletic trainer, I can tell you that a career in sports medicine can be very exciting and for some, very rewarding and personally fulfilling. If you think you might have interest in helping to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries in active individuals, then athletic training may be a good career choice for you. Are you about to graduate high school or college? There are a number of ways to be involved in sports medicine, as an athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician assistant, physician, nurse practitioner, or even as a PhD researcher in the field and others.
If you think you might be more interested in maximizing performance, and taking healthy athletes to higher levels of elite performance, then perhaps you might be more interested in pursuing a fitness career, as a strength and conditioning coach, group fitness instructor or personal trainer. There are a number of different certifications we can discuss in these fields if you are interested.
Some other fields related to sports might include sports nutrition, sport psychology, coaching, reporting/journalism and operations management. I am certainly not an expert in any of these fields, but I thought it might be useful to throw out there in case any of these ideas catch your interest.
Hope that helps!
Helen C. Smith
Helen C.’s Answer
Hi! Apart from sports medicine, a few other ideas could be to work in sales or management at a sports store (e.g. REI, a local company) or as a representative of an Athletics brand (e.g. Nike, Brooks, Adidas, etc) trying to market your products to sports stores. Another option could be to be a coach or support staff at a local high school or with other youth or adult teams. There are a lot of internships available with sports teams and at local colleges or high schools that can help you get an introduction (whether it is selling tickets and sponsorships or helping manage the equipment and schedules and beyond).
An internship could help you to learn what you might be interested in- e.g. are you more excited by being around athletes and helping them prepare for their games, recover from injuries or become better at what they do? Perhaps you more interested in being surrounded by people who love sports but maybe do not play at a professional level? It could be helpful to think about which aspects of athletics you like the most - good luck!
I found this online link for you, hope it works...there was too much information to paste it all in - I typed in athletic careers in a google search. good luck!