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Sports Instructors and Coaches

Overview

Sports instructors demonstrate and explain the skills and rules of particular sports, like golf or tennis, to individuals or groups. They help beginners learn basic rules, stances, grips, movements, and techniques of a game. Sports instructors often help experienced athletes to sharpen their skills.

Coaches work with a single, organized team or individual, teaching the skills associated with that sport. A head coach, or manager, prepares her or his team for competition. During the competition, he or she continues to give instruction from a vantage point near the court or playing field. 

Approximately 224,110 coaches and scouts are employed in the United States. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Athletic

Helpful

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Head Coach or Athletic Director

Instructor or Coach

Assistant Coach