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Athletes & Sports Competitors

Also called: Baseball Player, Golf Professional, Hockey Player, Race Car Driver

What they do:
Compete in athletic events.
On the job, you would:
  • Assess performance following athletic competition, identifying strengths and weaknesses and making adjustments to improve future performance.
  • Maintain equipment used in a particular sport.
  • Attend scheduled practice or training sessions.


  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • multimedia
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Physical Strength
  • lift, push, pull, or carry
  • exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Self Control
  • Persistence
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Video creation and editing software
  • YouTube Hot Technology
Instant messaging software
  • Twitter


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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