With a 1% Chance to go pro, what other careers in sport offer competitive income, satisfaction and longevity?
Team A.S.S.I.S.T. Program is a non-profit program focused on assisting organizations and their middle and high school-aged student-athletes with learning about careers in sport other than a professional athlete.
Why? Because while every youth watches their professional athlete and idolizes their skill set, rarely do they identify the commitment it takes from personnel to support a team of athletes or manage the event directly.
And with parents hyper-focused on their student-athletes success in life and sport, here are a few initiatives students may take to building a successful career straight out of high school.
Massage Therapy - With a clear background check and a sports-minded purpose, you can go a long way in this business. Focus on athletes and with that medical massage initiative you'll walk away in 10 - 12 months with a certificate and career you can work in the rest of your life. Making anywhere between $40 - $75/hr, you'll be ready, able and creating a satisfying lifestyle for you and your family.
Emergency Medical Technician - When you live in an urban and rural environment and emergencies happen around you all day long, you dream to live in a safer world. What better way to live in a safer world than becoming an Emergency Medical Technician and/or Paramedic. In as few as three weeks, and up to 3 months part-time, you have the ability to be compensated higher than a "normal" High School student who recently graduated. Starting rate is $14/hour and with gained experience earn as much as $24/hour.
Have you thought about going to college for sports medicine?
Take on your next role with these Bachelors of Science and then Master degrees and you'll be setting yourself for career longevity you never thought possible.
Certified Athletic Trainer - Deciding to go to college is a big deal. Having a career in mind prior to college is an ever bigger deal. Within many university sports programs, educational and experiential opportunities are available in this field and it is your responsibility to seek them out. And think about these fun facts:
Physical Therapist -
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