Significant Information: Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers
- Work hours are often irregular; travel may be extensive.
- Career-ending injuries are always a risk for athletes.
- Job opportunities for coaches, sports instructors, umpires, referees, and sports officials will be best in high school and other amateur sports.
- Competition for professional athlete jobs will continue to be extremely intense; athletes who seek to compete professionally must have extraordinary talent, desire, and dedication to training.