Sports Trainers

Sports trainers, also referred to as athletic trainers, certified sports medicine trainers, and certified sports medicine therapists, help amateur and professional athletes prevent injuries, give first aid when an injury occurs during a practice or event, and manage the rehabilitation programs and routines of injured athletes.

Athletic trainers often consult with physicians during all stages of athletic training to ensure that athletes under their care are physically capable of participating in competition. In addition, they specialize in health care administration, education, and counseling. There are approximately 16,300 athletic trainers employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Physical Education
Skills
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Required

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