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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:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Video creation and editing software

  • YouTube

Electronic mail software

  • Email software


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

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