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Career Information

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) work in a wide variety of settings with opportunities expanding every year. Below is a listing of common places of employment for Athletic Trainers as well as some information on salary.

Employment Opportunities

    * High School/Junior High School
          o Athletic Trainer
          o Teacher/Athletic Trainer
    * Junior College/College/University
          o Athletic Trainer
          o Faculty/Athletic Trainer
          o Faculty-Education and Research
    * Professional
          o National Football League
          o National Basketball Association
          o Major League Baseball
          o National Hockey League
          o Major League Soccer
          o Major League Lacrosse
          o Professional Golfers’ Association
          o Ladies Professional Golf Association
          o WNBA
          o NASCAR
          o Tennis Tour
          o Minor Leagues
    * Clinic/Hospital
          o Rehabilitation
          o Outreach (high schools, colleges, etc.)
          o Physician Extender
          o Performance Enhancement
          o Employee Health and Fitness
    * Corporate/Industrial
          o Ergonomics
          o Work Hardening
          o Rehabilitation
          o NASA
    * Other
          o Fitness Industry
          o Law Enforcement
          o Military
          o Product Development and Research
          o Product Marking and Sales
          o Performing Arts
          o Rodeo
          o Youth Sports


The average salary of an entry level athletic trainer is about $35,000 and the average of all athletic trainers is approximently $45,000. Professional salaries are probably the highest at around $60,000-$70,000. Athletic Trainers may also receive perks such as bowl rings, per diems, and playoff shares. Individuals interested in the profession should also consider the importance of benefits. Benefits can easily equal one-third the cost of the salary.

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