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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that overall employment for postsecondary education administrators (a career category that includes athletic directors) will grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2020. The total number of athletic directors employed by colleges and universities remains fairly steady. While many colleges and universities may cut athletic budgets, some new opportunities may become available as others add new programs. Competition for these positions, however, will be stiff.