Career outlook for sports professional
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would use your high level of sporting talent to compete in your chosen sport.
You could choose an individual sport, such as:
- Horse racing or another equestrian sport
You might instead choose a team sport, such as:
- Hockey or ice hockey
- Compete in matches and competitions
- Improve your skills, fitness and stamina through training
- Make sure your diet and lifestyle help you to achieve peak performance
- Take advice from nutritionists, exercise professionals, sports psychologists and doctors
If you became well-known as a sports personality you may also:
- Give media interviews
- Promote products by appearing in adverts
Few people in sport are professionals. Most are amateurs, who may compete, but do not make money from their sport.
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