Athletic Training - What to Do with this Major

Job Titles

Assistant Athletic Trainer College/University Athletic Trainer Physician Extender
Athletic Trainer High School Athletic Trainer Professional Sports Athletic Trainer
Athletic Training Lab Technician Industrial/Corporate Athletic Trainer Rehabilitation Specialist
Athletic Training Program Director Military Athletic Trainer  
Camp Athletic Trainer Nascar Athletic Trainer  

 

Related Careers

Exercise Physiologist Fitness Instructor Sports Nutritionist
Exercise Specialist Health Instructor Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Fitness Consultant Medical Equipment Salesperson Teacher

 

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Agile Firm Persistent
Confident Flexible Persuasive nature
Coordinated Good communication skills, written and oral Responsible
Decisive Humorous Self-disciplined
Dedicated Knowledge of basic first aid and CPR Sensitive
Disciplined Loyal Strong
Empathetic Motor skills Tactful
Energetic Organized Thorough
Enthusiastic Patient Understanding

Workplace Skills

Analyze/evaluate injuries and situations
Assist and provide physical care
Assist people of all ages and ethnicity
Coordinate group and individual exercise
Implement prescribed individualized treatment plans
Lead exercise classes
Manage and supervise employees
Monitor and assess progress
Motivate people
Observe
Operate modality machines and other training equipment
Perceive others'reactions, understanding and needs
Record, organize and store information
Reduce stress in others
Shift efficiently between two or more activities
Solve problems
Train/instruct others
Use multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things
Utilize good judgment
Work individually or in team

 

Sources:
Alvernia College, Career Services Web site (visited July 2006):
http://www.alvernia.edu/careerservices/at/
Asbury College, Career Services Web site (visited July 2006):
http://www.asbury.edu/_CONTENT/ACADEMICS/MAJORS/exercisescience.pdf
CollegeBoard.com Web site (visited July 2006):
http://collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/majors/100905.html
The University of Alabama, Career Center Web site (visited July 2006):
http://www.career.ua.edu/careerresources/handouts.asp?category=Majors
The University of Connecticut, Career Services Web site (visited July 2006):
http://ww.career.uconn.edu/frame.php?studentssug.html
The University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Career Services (What can I do with a major in...) Web site (visited July 2006):
http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/index.htm
Johnson County Community College Web site (visited November 2007):
http://www.jccc.com

 
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