Athletes

(NOC 5251)
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What do Athletes do?

Athletes participate in competitive sports events on an amateur or professional basis. They play team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and lacrosse; or compete in individual sports such as skiing, figure skating, boxing or track and field; or in games such as poker or chess.

How to become: Athletes


  • Demonstrated ability in a particular sport, or type of game, is required.
  • Extensive training under the supervision of a coach is required.
  • Certification with a particular sports federation may be required.
  • A background combining athletic training and college or university studies is strongly recommended.

Where to study for a career as: Athletes

Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Athletes make?

Low:
$24,440
Average:
$50,253
High:
$89,606

Job openings for Athletes

Job Seekers:
39,700
Job Openings:
37,300