Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, 4/e


Americans young and old enjoy sports-as competitors or fans. Whether you want to be a professional athlete or manage a sports store, the industry offers diverse ...

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Americans young and old enjoy sports-as competitors or fans. Whether you want to be a professional athlete or manage a sports store, the industry offers diverse opportunities in a variety of areas. Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, Fourth Edition details more than 80 jobs in this thriving industry, including

Professional Baseball Player


Professional Sports Agent

Physical Education Teacher

Pro Football Referee

Radio Sportscaster

Health Club Manager

Professional Boxing Judge

Sporting Goods Salesperson

Sports Team Webmaster

Throughout this helpful career guide, the reader will find a quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes include educational degree programs; workshops, seminars, and symposiums; trade associations, unions, and other organizations; listings of professional sports teams; cable and network television sports departments; and sports career Web sites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816077816
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

How to Use This Book xiii

Introduction xvii

Professional Athletes

Professional Baseball Player 2

Professional Basketball Player 5

Professional Women's Basketball Player 8

Professional Football Player 10

Professional Hockey Player 13

Professional Boxer 15

Professional Woman Boxer 18

Professional Soccer Player 21

LPGA Tour Player 23

Professional Sports Teams

Team General Manager 26

Business Manager 29

Director of Baseball Operations 32

Director of Minor League Operations 35

Professional Scout 38

Marketing Director 41

Marketing Assistant 44

Promotion Director 47

Public Relations Director 50

Publicist 53

Community Relations Director-Sports Team 56

Ticket Manager 59

Traveling Secretary 62

Equipment Manager 65

Intern 68

Cheerleader 70

Sports Business and Administration

Professional Sports Agent 74

Sports Statistician 77

Sports Industry Publicist 80

Account Executive for Special-Risk Insurance (Sports, Athletics, and Recreation) 83

Sports Event Coordinator 86

Sports Information Director (College, University) 89

Athletic Program Fund-raising and Development Director 92

Sports Facility Manager 95

Attorney-Sports Industry 98

Executive Director-Sports Industry Trade Association 102

Advertising Account Executive-Sports-Oriented Publication 105

Coaching and Education

Coach or Manager (Professional Sports Team) 112

Coach (College, University) 115

Coach (High School) 118

Athletic Director (Secondary School) 121

Physical Education Instructor (College) 124

Physical Education Teacher (Secondary School) 127

Physical Education Teacher (Elementary School) 130

Sports Officiating

Pro Baseball Umpire 134

Amateur/Scholastic Baseball Umpire 136

Pro Football Referee 138

Amateur/Scholastic Football Referee 140

Amateur/Scholastic Basketball Referee 142

Sports Journalism

Sportswriter 146

Sports Columnist 149

Television Sportscaster 152

Radio Sportscaster 155

Sports Photographer 158

Recreation and Fitness

Sports and Fitness Program Coordinator 162

Personal Trainer 165

Aerobics Instructor 168

Health Club Manager 170

Health Club Assistant Manager 173

Tennis Director 176

Tennis Teaching Professional 179

Golf Pro 181

Lifeguard 184

Boxing and Wrestling

Matchmaker 188

Boxing Referee 190

Professional Boxing Judge 193

Boxing Manager 196

Boxing Trainer 199

Ring Announcer 202

Professional Wrestling Referee 205


Jockey 210

Harness Driver 212

Harness Racing Judge 214

Racing Secretary 217

Racetrack Announcer 219

Wholesaling and Retailing

Manufacturer's Representative (Sporting Goods or Equipment Company) 222

Sports Store Manager 225

Sporting Goods Salesperson 228

Sports Medicine

Athletic Trainer 232

Physical Therapist 235

Physical Therapy Assistant 238

Sports and Fitness Nutritionist 241

Sports Web Jobs

Sports Team Webmaster 246

Sports Team Web Site Content Producer 249

Sports Team Web Site Marketing Director 252

Advertising Account Executive-Sports-Oriented Web Site 256


I Degree Programs

A Colleges and Universities Offering Degrees in Sports Administration 262

B Colleges and Universities Offering Degrees in Physical Education 275

II Programs in Sports Officiating 298

III Workshops, Seminars, and Symposiums 299

IV Trade Associations, Unions, and Other Organizations 302

V Major League Baseball Clubs 315

VI National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues Members 317

VII National Basketball Association (NBA) Teams 328

VIII Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Teams 330

IX National Football League (NFL) Teams 331

X Canadian Football League (CFL) Teams 333

XI National Hockey League (NHL) Teams 334

XII American Hockey League (AHL) Teams 336

XIII Major League Soccer (MLS) Clubs 338

XIV U.S. Harness Racing Tracks 339

XV U.S. Thoroughbred Racetracks 342

XVI Boxing Sanctioning Bodies 348

XVII Boxing and Wrestling Promoters and Promotion Companies 349

XVIII Cable and Network Television Sports Departments 350

XIX Sports Career Web Sites 351

Glossary 352


A Books 357

B Periodicals 361

Index 373

About the Author 380

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