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Sports Psychologists

Overview

In general, sports psychologists work with amateur and professional athletes to improve their mental and physical health, as well as athletic performances, by using goal setting, imagery, focus strategies, and relaxation techniques, among others. Sports psychologists also strive to help athletes to mentally prepare for competition. There are approximately 105,600 psychologists employed in the United States, although sports psychologists comprise only a small segment of this number.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Doctorate

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Professor, Self-Employed, or Sports Psychologist for a Professional Team

Sports Psychologist for a College Team

Sports Psychologist for an Amateur Team

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