If you’re thinking of changing career, or have just left school and are wondering which career field to pursue, sports can be a great industry to get into. If you’re passionate about sports and exercise, sports health, and training others, there are many different careers in the sports industry that may suit you. Here are just a few that you may like.
Although it’s great to take part in regular sports or exercise and those who do tend to be in great shape, it’s inevitable that occasionally, those who do exercise often or participate in sports will be hurt or injured in some way. Sports therapists can help people recover from sports related injuries through a variety of different treatments such as sports massages. Sydney sports podiatrists are just one of many specialist sports therapists who carry out treatments on people who have hurt or injured their feet whilst playing sport or exercising. There are many different fields of sports therapy, and you’ll probably need to take some extra training or tuition in order to become a sports therapist, whichever field you choose.
Whether you’d like to work with children, adults, or even with the disabled, a job as a sports coach is an excellent choice if you are passionate about a sport and love teaching others how to play. Whether you work at a gym, community centre, or even as a private coach for a team, the job requires great leadership skills, people skills, and patience, as well as a love for the sport and an exceptional ability to play. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a great sports coach you may have to take an additional course or extra training, although depending on your current abilities, you may be able to walk into a job.
If you’re passionate about exercise and helping others to get fit, a job as a personal trainer will enable you to live your passion every day. As a personal trainer you’ll be working with a wide range of different people all who will have specific goals, so it’s up to you to tailor an exercise, fitness and diet plan that’s perfect for them in order to help them obtain their goal. Many personal trainers will work in gyms and fitness centres, although it’s possible to get a personal training job where you’ll visit people in their homes and coach them through their exercise there. You’ll need great people skills, determination, and the ability to build good relationships with your clients and be an outstanding role model.