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Sports Scouts

Overview

Sports scouts observe athletic contests and athletes to gather information that will help the team that employs them. They may attend a game in the hopes of recruiting a player, or they may accumulate information about an opponent's players and strategies. There are approximately 224,110 scouts and coaches employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Director of Scouting

Scouting Supervisor

Professional League Scout

College Scout

High School Scout