Sports Executives

Magic Johnson at a Sportsnet Event

Sports executives, sometimes known as team presidents, CEOs, and general managers, oversee the business operations of professional, collegiate, and minor league sports teams. They are responsible for the teams' finances, as well as overseeing the other departments within the organization, such as marketing, public relations, accounting, ticket sales, advertising, sponsorship, and community relations. Sports executives also work on establishing long-term contacts and support within the communities where the teams play.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Chief Executive Officers, General Managers, Team Presidents
Duties Oversee the business operations of professional, collegiate, and minor league sports teams
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
Experience At least ten years experience required
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Sports Executive with a Major League Team
  • Sports Executive with a Minor League Team
  • Lower-Level Management Position
  • Entry-Level Position or Intern

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