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Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 by Editors at JIST, US Department of Labor

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Health Technologists and Technicians

Athletic Trainers

(O*NET 29-9091.00)

Significant Points
  • A bachelor’s degree is usually the minimum requirement, but many athletic trainers hold a master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Long hours, sometimes including nights and weekends, are common.
  • Job prospects should be good in the health-care industry and in high schools, but competition is expected for positions with professional and college sports teams.
Nature of the Work

Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries for people of all ages. Their patients and clients include everyone from professional athletes to industrial workers. Recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health professionals, athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, ...

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