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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.