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Athletic Trainer. By: Victoria Leyh. Education and Training. You will need to have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university. You might need masters degree or higher. University of Northern Iowa $10,596 for 4 years University of Iowa $10, 634 for 4 years.
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Athletic Trainer By: Victoria Leyh
Education and Training • You will need to have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university. You might need masters degree or higher. • University of Northern Iowa $10,596 for 4 years • University of Iowa $10, 634 for 4 years
Job Skills, Talents, Experience • Preventing, Recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries. • You have to be able to run, walk, knell, bend, and be able to do anything your team does • I love helping people and I have been in athletics my whole life. I can manage things and I can tell when things are going wrong.
Earnings • The beginning wage is about $40,000. I want to live in Iowa • The biggest salary could get up to $60,000 • Working a full-time job or not could effect your pay. It varies by job setting • The pay for some continuing education to remain certified.
Benefits/Health Factors • For full-time workers they have health insurance and paid time off for vacation, illness, complimentary tickets to popular sporting events. • You have to be able to work with medical equipment or machinery, being able to walk crouch, kneel, walk, run, stoop, and crawl.
Employment Outlook • There will be open jobs; employment increasing by 24% over the next year or so. • The number of athletic training jobs is probably greater than the number of practicing athletic trainers. • The number of jobs for athletic trainer will get bigger over years • This is a job that is In-Demand
Advanced Opportunities • You can advance to higher places in it by having better degrees or more experience. • You would have to have a masters degree or higher. • In some athletic jobs you will need your teaching degree.
Typical Day • The job revolves around the team you are with them when practicing, competing, or traveling. If they teach they have a regular school day starting at 7:30 until 4 or 5 at night. They can have days off and they can sometimes do there work from home. • From where ever the team is and if they are teaching from 7:30 to 5
Typical Day (slide 2) • They best part would be to helping with an injury and make them feel better. Some people have to be away from there family for a long period of time. If they get a day off to go see there family that would be good too • The worst part would be telling someone that they can’t play the sport anymore because they hurt there ankle or something bad. They have to make the call for the client to go back to the sport after there injury they take the chance of letting them go back.
Aptitude • I can wrap ankles and wrists well. I have been to a weight room and know what weights work what parts of your body. I have been in sports my whole life and I know what injuries you can get from what sports. • I have twisted my ankle and my wrist and I went back to the sport when I thought I could go back. I had to wrap it my self with the help of coaches.
Credits • http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos294.htm • http://www.mayo.edu/mshs/at-career.html • http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/543/Athletic-Trainer.html • http://sportscareers.about.com/od/careerpaths/a/ATrainer.htm • http://www.oregon.gov/OHLA/AT/index.shtml