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Careers for Sports Management Studies Degree Graduates

Common job titles

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Coach and scout
  • Dietitian and nutrionist
  • Fitness trainer and instructor
  • Umpire and referee

Job Outlook Data

Sports managers held around 9,500 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment for sports managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024.

In the U.S., the sports industry makes more money each year than restaurants, educational institutions and many other industries, providing plenty of opportunities for managers, marketers, lawyers, agents and other professionals. Deals with multimillion dollar sports stars may also  result in lucrative bonuses and valuable professional relationships.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of sports management majors are:

  • Sports
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • High schools

» Get information about Adelphi’s Sports Management Degree Programs

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Coaches and Scouts.

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Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Health and Sport Sciences
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