Job Title Professional Athlete
Job Description A Professional Athlete participates in professional
competitive athletic events to entertain the audience.
He or she exercises and practices under direction of a
professional coach. He or she may speak, as
representative of team or professional sports club, to
groups involved in activities, such as sports clinics and
Average Pay $62,960
Educational Requirements Athletes usually begin competing in their sports while in
elementary or middle school and continue through high
school and often college. They play in amateur
tournaments and on high school and college teams,
where the best attract the attention of professional
scouts. Most schools require that participating athletes
maintain specific academic standards to remain eligible
to play. Athletes who seek to compete professionally
must have extraordinary talent, desire, and dedication
to training.
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