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Athletes and Sports Competitors
District Of Columbia

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Compete in athletic events.

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Currently Employed: 120

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: Not Available

Typical Annual Salary: Not Available

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Maintain equipment used in a particular sport.
  • Lead teams by serving as captain.
  • Maintain optimum physical fitness levels by training regularly, following nutrition plans, or consulting with health professionals.
  • Assess performance following athletic competition, identifying strengths and weaknesses and making adjustments to improve future performance.
  • Receive instructions from coaches and other sports staff prior to events, and discuss their performance afterwards.
  • Represent teams or professional sports clubs, performing such activities as meeting with members of the media, making speeches, or participating in charity events.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Golf clubs
  • Gymnastic bars or beams
  • Ice skates
  • Weight benches or racks
  • Whips

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Internet browser software
  • Video creation and editing software
  • Web page creation and editing software

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