Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry

Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry

by Shelly Field


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Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry by Shelly Field

Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry is the most comprehensive and current guide ever published to this challenging and rewarding industry. This third edition has been revised and completely updated for the 21st century. In one source you will find information on more than 75 jobs. Throughout the 11 sections of the book, the reader will find a detailed quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing notable features of the job (duties, alternate titles, salary range, employment prospects, advancement prospects, and prerequisites); 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 job. Also included is an index for fast, easy reference, as well as completely updated appendixes with listings of sports-related degree programs, sports teams and organizations, trade associations and unions, Internet resources, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816026722
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/31/1992
Series: Career Opportunities Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 272
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

How to Use This Bookix
Professional Athletes
Professional Baseball Player2
Professional Basketball Player5
Professional Women's Basketball Player8
Professional Football Player10
Professional Hockey Player12
Professional Boxer14
Professional Woman Boxer17
Professional Soccer Player20
LPGA Tour Player22
Professional Sports Teams
Team General Manager26
Business Manager29
Director of Baseball Operations32
Director of Minor League Operations35
Professional Scout38
Marketing Director40
Marketing Assistant43
Promotion Director46
Public Relations Director49
Ticket Manager55
Traveling Secretary58
Equipment Manager61
Sports Business and Administration
Professional Sports Agent68
Sports Statistician70
Sports Industry Publicist72
Account Executive for Special-Risk Insurance (Sports, Athletics, and Recreation)75
Sports Event Coordinator78
Sports Information Director (College, University)81
Athletic Program Fund-raising and Development Director84
Sports Facility Manager87
Coaching and Education
Coach or Manager (Professional Sports Team)92
Coach (College, University)95
Coach (High School)98
Athletic Director101
Physical Education Instructor (College)104
Physical Education Teacher (Secondary School)107
Physical Education Teacher (Elementary School)110
Sports Officiating
Pro Baseball Umpire114
Amateur/Scholastic Baseball Umpire116
Pro Football Referee118
Amateur/Scholastic Football Referee120
Amateur/Scholastic Basketball Referee122
Sports Journalism
Sports Columnist129
Television Sportscaster132
Radio Sportscaster135
Sports Photographer138
Recreation and Fitness
Sports and Fitness Program Coordinator142
Personal Trainer145
Aerobics Instructor148
Health Club Manager150
Health Club Assistant Manager153
Tennis Director156
Tennis Teaching Professional159
Golf Pro161
Boxing and Wrestling
Boxing Referee170
Professional Boxing Judge173
Boxing Manager176
Boxing Trainer179
Ring Announcer182
Professional Wrestling Referee184
Harness Driver190
Harness Racing Judge192
Racing Secretary194
Racetrack Announcer196
Wholesaling and Retailing
Manufacturer's Representative (Sporting Goods or Equipment Company)200
Sports Store Manager203
Sporting Goods Salesperson206
Sports Medicine
Athletic Trainer210
Physical Therapist213
Physical Therapy Assistant216
Sports and Fitness Nutritionist219
I.Degree Programs224
A.Sports Administration224
B.Physical Education232
II.Programs in Sports Officiating254
III.Workshops, Seminars, and Symposiums255
IV.Trade Associations and Unions258
V.Major League Baseball Clubs269
VI.National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues Members271
VII.National Basketball Association Teams281
VIII.Women's National Basketball Association Teams283
IX.National Football League Teams284
X.Canadian Football League Teams286
XI.National Hockey League Teams287
XII.American Hockey League Teams289
XIII.Major League Soccer Teams291
XIV.College Athletic Conferences292
XV.Boxing Organizations297
XVI.Boxing and Wrestling Promoters and Promotion Companies298
XVII.Cable and Network Television Sports Departments299
XVIII.Sports Career Websites300
About the Author322

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