However, the fact is only the top athletes make it to the pros. Others who have an interest in sports find themselves pursuing careers in the industry, but not necessarily on the field or court.
Like Elway, who looked at his exit not as a retirement but as "a graduation," professional athletes eventually leave the game and plan to move on to other careers. They usually stay within the industry, becoming coaches, team managers, or broadcasters. This article will provide information for those interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry, both on and off the field.
The following occupational profiles do not specifically discuss the sports industry. However, those who work in these occupations may specialize in that area.
Associations and Organizations
- National Basketball Association
- National Hockey League
- National Hockey League Players' Association
- National Football League
- Women's National Basketball Association
Publications/Job Search ResourcesThe following resources provide industry news and job listings. Some allow you to post your resume. This is not an endorsement of any of these services, some of which charge a fee.
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