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.


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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