What Can You Do With A Major In Athletic Training?
Job Outlook For Athletic Trainers
Employment of athletic trainers is expected to grow 24 percent from 2006 to 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth will be concentrated in the health care industry, including hospitals and offices of health practitioners. Fitness and recreation sports centers also will provide many new jobs, as these establishments become more common and continue to need athletic trainers to care for their clients. Median annual earnings of wage-and-salary athletic trainers were $36,560 in May 2006
The American Medical Association recognizes athletic trainers as allied health professionals. They work under the direction of physicians and provide immediate and ongoing care for injuries. Also, they provide education and advice on the prevention of injuries and work closely with injured patients to rehabilitate and recondition injuries, often through therapy. Following a bachelors degree in athletic training some athletic trainers continue their education in a field with similar responsibilities (see related career paths below).
Entry Level (0-1 year of experience) with a Bachelor’s Degree: $29,749. Average annual salary for the District: $42,460 (From the October 2008 NATA Salary Survey (National Athletic Trainers Assocation)
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Local Programs - Master of Athletic Training and other related programs Barry University Florida Atlantic University Florida International University
Other resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
The College of Health at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Athletic Training- Social; Realistic; Investigative (SRI)
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