What Athletic Trainers Do
Athletic trainers specialize
in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.
Many athletic trainers work in educational settings, such as colleges,
universities, elementary schools, and secondary schools. Others work in
hospitals, fitness centers, or physicians’ offices, or for professional sports
to Become an Athletic Trainer
Athletic trainers need at least a bachelor’s degree. Nearly all states require athletic trainers to have a license or certification; requirements vary by state.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for athletic trainers was $44,670 in May 2015. Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.