Profession

Athletic Trainer


Description

Athletic trainers (according to study.com) work with physicians to treat and prevent medical conditions involving disabilities, impairment and functional limitations. Some of the duties of an athletic trainer include developing and implementing rehabilitation programs, recognizing and evaluating injuries and providing emergency care or first aid. Athletic trainers work on patients of all ages and common employers include educational facilities, physicians' offices, fitness and recreational sports centers, the military and professional sports teams. Depending on the position, some work weekends and evenings and may even work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Job Prospect

Low

Work Environment

Many athletic trainers work in educational settings, such as colleges, universities, elementary schools, and secondary schools. Others work in hospitals, fitness centers, or physicians' offices, or for professional sports teams

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Bachelor

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines

human movement sciences