From Little League to the national senior games, Americans young and old enjoy sports, whether as competitors or fans. For those who want to make their career in sports, the industry offers diverse opportunities in areas such as business, fitness, coaching, health care, journalism, and much more.
Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, Fourth Edition contains more than 80 job profiles, each carefully reviewed and updated to reflect current duties, requirements, and salary ranges. Sections include Professional Athletes and Sports Teams, Business and Administration, Coaching and Education, Officiating, Sports Journalism, Recreation and Fitness, Boxing and Wrestling, Racing, Wholesaling and Retailing, and Sports Medicine. More than 15 appendixes have been completely updated to provide the most accurate information and useful resources.
New and updated career profiles include:
• Health club manager
• Physical education teacher
• Pro football referee
• Professional baseball player
• Professional boxing judge
• Professional sports agent
• Radio sportscaster
• Sporting goods salesperson
• Sports team webmaster
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Shelly Field is the owner of The Shelly Field Organization, a public relations and management firm specializing in celebrity clients in the music, sports, and entertainment industries. She is a career consultant to educational institutions, employment agencies, corporations, libraries, women's groups, and individuals. She frequently lectures on empowerment and various career-oriented subjects. Field is also the author of the Ferguson Career Coach series; Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, Fifth Edition; Career Opportunities in Health Care, Third Edition; and numerous other career-counseling guides for Ferguson's.
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