Sports player

Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.

Tasks

  • Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
  • Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
  • Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
  • Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
  • Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 2% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* This is not likely to lead to a great demand for new workers due to retirement

*This is based on national data

£37,128

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for sports player is £37,128

416 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 416. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for sports player roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £37,128 per year. That is about £3,094 per month or £19.04 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,406, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £67,787

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 416 people are employed in the region.

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