Recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession, athletic training offers healthy career prospects. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for athletic trainers are expected to grow faster than average: 24% in the next 10 years.
Some of those opportunities will be in schools. The AMA recommends athletic trainers in every high school. You might also join the staff of a college or university and work with students in sports at all levels. Or you might specialize in professional sports, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, hockey, or soccer.
The growth of sports medicine clinics offers another career direction. As part of a complete health care team, you would work with a diverse patient population under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals.
Other possible athletic training employment opportunities include positions in:
- Physicians’ offices
- Corporate health programs
- Clinical and industrial health care programs
- Athletic training education programs
- Military settings
- Performing arts
Graduates of our program have found successful employment in organizations like these:
- New England Patriots
- University of Colorado
- University of North Carolina
- North Carolina Panthers
- Fort Jackson
- Tufts Medical School
- Virginia Beach Public High Schools