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Sports players

Average National Salaries ()

Age 20

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Age 35

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Age 50

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Average salary in the East Midlands: N/A

What does this career do?

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

Typical tasks

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

Current entry requirements

No academic qualifications are required. Entry is based upon talent that can be further developed through coaching and training.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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