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Sports Trainers

Overview

Sports trainers, also referred to as athletic trainers, certified sports medicine trainers, and certified sports medicine therapists, help amateur and professional athletes prevent injuries, give first aid when an injury occurs during a practice or event, and manage the rehabilitation programs and routines of injured athletes.

Athletic trainers often consult with physicians during all stages of athletic training to ensure that athletes under their care are physically capable of participating in competition. According to the Department of Labor, there are approximately 23,450 athletic trainers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Helpful

Organized

Career Ladder
Director of Sports Medicine

Sports Trainer

Assistant Sports Trainer