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Sports Executives

Overview

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.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Organized

Problem-Solving

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