what kind type of jobs should i look forward to when looking at business and sports industry
i am a junior in high school and am very passionate in sports. am looking for a career around this field. #careers #high-school #sports
Another area to consider that is growing in the sports industry and may not have been covered in previous answers is data analytics. Whether it is for use in improving on field/court/ice performance for athletes, or off the field to drive ticket sales, sponsorships sales, etc., data is here to stay in the business world and is helping inform decision-making across the sports industry. So, if you are able to take a statistics course or two along the way, you will be much better prepared to tackle data analysis for a sports organization. Many colleges now have majors which cover data analytics, informatics, etc.
eSports is another growing area at the high school, college and professional levels. Although it may not be a traditional sport in many people's minds, it is often housed in a school's athletic department, and the administration of eSports requires a similar to skill set to more traditional sports (e.g., marketing skills, social media and content creation skills, governance and rules compliance work, legal support, sales, etc.).
As mentioned in another post, sport management programs have popped up in dozens of universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, so there are plenty of options to choose from. Take some time and explore these programs as many give you a good idea what types of courses are taught, and also where students and alumni are working in the sports industry. Good luck!
Ask yourself what particularly you love about sports.
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I have probably missed many possible areas of business you can pursue, but hopefully you get the idea that you don't need to go down just one road to meet your goals. I love the fact that you are thinking about mixing a career with your passion. You are on the right track. You just need to consider the type of work you want to do, and the type of worker you want to be. Best of luck as you move forward.
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