With the Big Game dominating news coverage around the clock, media frenzy will continue to surround the highly anticipated TV ads, the pending retirement of Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis, and of course, the first championship game in NFL history pitting brother against brother. The only people receiving more media attention than the players in New Orleans are Jackie and Jack Harbaugh, parents of Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh and his brother, San Francisco Giants Coach Jim Harbaugh. But the real un-sung heroes of the Big Game are the men and women on the sidelines, who work year-round to keep these NFL players in top shape. So while the topic of athletic training may not be top of mind with Big Game fans, it is front and center with players, coaches and team ownership. Football players and amateur athletes alike can thank their athletic trainers for helping to keep them healthy and conditioned to compete at every level. Athletic training and sports medicine careers are some of the most popular sports-related occupations, expected to see a faster-than-average job growth rate of 30% thru 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This week, we are featuring 10 of the coolest jobs from cool companies hiring professionals in athletic training and sports medicine jobs.
1.) Assistant Athletic Director – Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OH): Assist with athletic event mgmt, marketing, & development as Assistant Athletic Director at Oklahoma City University.
2.) Athletic Trainer – Summit Orthopedics (Woodbury, MN): Have experience in athletic training? Join Summit Orthopedics as Athletic Trainer.
3.) Certified Athletic Trainer – The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (San Antonio, TX): Work with a pro San Antonio sports team as Certified Athletic Trainer at The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group.
4.) Athletic Trainer – Tailored Injury Prevention Solutions (Rogers, MN): Join Tailored Injury Prevention Solutions as Athletic Trainer to assist in clients’ well being.
5.) Senior Team Manager – Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – Florida Hospital (Orlando, FL): Provide exceptional service & care as Sr. Team Manager (Sports Med/Rehab) at Florida Hospital.
6.) Director of Rehabilitation – Northfield Hospital (Northfield, MN): Oversee the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehab at Northfield Hospital as Director of Rehabilitation.
7.) Coach – Derry Township School District (Hershey, PA): Work as an athletics Coach at Derry Township School District.
8.) Athletic Coach – North Shore Athletics Club (Port Washington, NY): Work as head coach for a traveling baseball team North Shore Athletics Club.
9.) Assistant Junior High Track Coach – Riverside School District (Taylor, PA): Join Riverside School District as Assistant Coach for the track team.
10.) Certified Athletic Trainer – Take Care Health Systems (Georgetown, KY): Provide high-quality & convenient healthcare as Certified Athletic Trainer Take Care Health Systems.