Professional Athletes, Team Sports

Professional athletes play for teams that compete against one another to win titles, championships, and series; team members are paid salaries and bonuses for their work. Team sports include football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and soccer.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Play for teams that compete against one another to win titles, championships, and series
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Any geographic location
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Health
  • Physical Education
Experience Extensive amateur experience required
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
Skills
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Coach, or Scout, or Broadcaster, or Agent
  • Star Athlete
  • Professional Athlete
  • Amateur Athlete

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