I try to cover as many sports, fitness and recreation jobs as I could think of then research in this book providing you with websites and resources on where to go to get more information about a particular sports-related job.
Look at the Table of Contents. I tried to cover every sport that has job opportunies tied to it.
In college, the majors are mostly about:
physical education teacher
kinesiology/ exercise science
Fitness trainers are a dime a dozen. There are four or five accrediting agencies. A fitness trainer is basically a business owner running his or her own small business, trying to get clients who pay you at least twenty bucks an hour a few times a week. The way to make money is to set up a business then be the top dog managing about twenty or more fitness trainers for a cut.
The weight loss field is another wide open field with all kinds of people trying to cash in. There’s no great secret to losing weight; get off your ass, do something, eat vegetables.
I’m dubious of both the fitness training and weight-loss fields but lots of gullible people are willing to pay somebody for what amounts to basic knowledge you can find anywhere for free. When I hear somebody say they’re a fitness trainer, to me it’s like saying you’re a snake oil sales person or a lost soul without any marketable skills.
Some people are trying to monretize fitness and weight loss apps. They create some app. They charge a few bucks a month and supposedly give personal instruction and knowledge over the net but I don’t get it because there is so much free fitness and weight loss info on the internet. There was a guy on one of them shark tank type TV shows claiming he had several thousand subsribers paying five bucks a month. I don’t understand why anyone would pay five bucks a month for basic knowledge when I, as the writer of this sports superbook, found hundreds to thousands of free fitness websites.
Sports agents can either be freelance hustlers trying to get professional athletes to hire them to get gigs or the best contract in exchange for ten percent of the contract’s value. There are several major sports management agencies. This field is closely tied in with sports law where contracts are drawn for anything involving sports.
There are loads of sports official-umpire-referee jobs in every professional sport. Many amateur sports use volunteers but a lot of them are paying positions. Most college sports use paid sports officials and there are about 4000 colleges in the United States.
There are lots of coaching jobs.
Every college and professional sports team has an athletic trainer, a medical person, a logistical person, a transportation co-ordinator, etc.
Some people go freelance and conduct sports camps or do private tutoring/ coaching.
There is sports marketing.
There is sporting goods manufacturing.
I know a guy who made an entire career out of selling hockey gear. He was a sales guy at a sporting goods store.
There are local gyms and fitness centers everywhere.
There are martial arts dojos everywhere.
Soccer is catching on big especially for girls.
There are sportscasterer, sports journalism and sports writer careers. sbnation.com has over 300 sports blogs.
There are sports medicine careers, basically doctors and other health professionals who were trained to deal with athletic injuries.
High schools and colleges alone offer many sports jobs.
The horse racing and boating fields are huge.
Here is my list of specific sports job websites.
American football job websites
baseball job websites
basketball job websites
bike job websites/ bicycle industry job webites
boxing job websites
car racing job websites/ race car job webites/ motorsports job websites
figure skating job websites
golf job websites/ golf course jobs
gymnastics job websites
hockey job websi
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