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Athletes & Sports Competitors

Also called: Baseball Pitcher, Baseball Player, Golf Professional, Hockey Player

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps.

What they do:
Compete in athletic events.
On the job, you would:
  • Attend scheduled practice or training sessions.
  • Participate in athletic events or competitive sports, according to established rules and regulations.
  • Exercise or practice under the direction of athletic trainers or professional coaches to develop skills, improve physical condition, or prepare for competitions.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • management


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Physical Strength
  • lift, push, pull, or carry
  • exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

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


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

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