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Athletic Trainers
District Of Columbia

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Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

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Currently Employed: 50

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: Not Available

Typical Annual Salary: $41,300 - $85,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

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

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness to provide emergency or continued care and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
  • Evaluate athletes' readiness to play and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted.
  • Apply protective or injury preventive devices, such as tape, bandages, or braces, to body parts, such as ankles, fingers, or wrists.
  • Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches or physicians.
  • Collaborate with physicians to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries.
  • Care for athletic injuries, using physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication.
  • Perform general administrative tasks, such as keeping records or writing reports.
  • Plan or implement comprehensive athletic injury or illness prevention programs.
  • Instruct coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, or community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
  • Travel with athletic teams to be available at sporting events.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Facial shields
  • Orthopedic splint systems
  • Pedal exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy
  • Pelvis or back traction supplies
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Medical software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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