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Sports Management Focus Program Instructor (Summer Role)

Bronxville, NY, US,
Posted 1 week ago

Sports Management Focus Program Instructor EXPLO Senior An academic summer enr...

Sports Management Focus Program Instructor (Summer Role)

Bronxville, NY, US, 10708
Posted 1 week ago

Sports Management Focus Program InstructorEXPLO SeniorAn academic summer enrichm...

Assistant Professor, Sports Management

Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ, US, 08701
Posted 3 weeks ago

The Department of Business Administration in the School of Business and Digital ...

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor And Associate Professor In Sport Management

South Carolina Job Board
Charleston, SC, US, 29409
Posted 7 days ago

Job Responsibilities Tenure-track Assistant Professor and Associate Professor i...

Asst Dir/Fitness & Wellness

Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI, US, 48859
Posted 2 weeks ago

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Athletic Head Coach - Women's Basketball

Yavapai College
Prescott, AZ, US,
Posted 2 weeks ago

Description of Position Salary Range: $50,433 to $64,380.00 First applicant re...

Recreation Supervisor

Pueblo County
Pueblo, CO, US, 81001
Posted 2 weeks ago

Description Organizes, plans and provides supervision of recreational programs ...

Temp - Recreation Aide - Senior Activity Center

City Of Garland, TX
Garland, TX, US, 75040
Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Summary PRCAD is looking for an individual with a passion to serve and...

Manager, On-Air Operations

NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 07632
Posted 2 weeks ago

Responsibilities * Supervise all operational aspects of NBC Sports and USA/CNBC...

Director Of Operations - Utpb Sports Complex

Odessa, TX, US, 79760
Posted 3 weeks ago

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Sports Facilities Management, LLC - University of Texas ...

More about sports management jobs

The growth in the sports market in 2023 is expected to reach $83.1 billion as opposed to $71.1 billion in 2018. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22% rise in sports occupations between 2020 and 2030. There are many demanding sports management jobs such as athletic director, sports marketer, sports agent, sports data analyst, etc. Entering the occupations requires a bachelor's or master's degree in business, statistics, mathematics, sports management, or equivalent field.

Most In-Demand Sports Management Jobs

Sports management jobs for candidates with a suitable bachelor's or master's degree are abundant. Here is a list of the most in-demand sports management jobs:

  • Athletic Director: Most universities, colleges, and high schools in the U.S. hire an athletic director for managing sports departments and programs. The person handles staffing, budgeting, promoting programs, media communication, athletic regulation compliance, health and wellbeing of athletes, etc.
  • Sports Marketer: The primary role of a sports marketer involves increasing corporate sponsorship and ticket sales. Besides this, the job entails ensuring a competitive brand, market research, promotion, advertising, handling digital media, community events, etc. A marketer is also responsible for showing investors that their money is worth investment.
  • Sports Agent: The roles and responsibilities of a sports agent include handling legal and business deals, facilitating team meetings, securing endorsement deals, negotiating contracts, the money management of athletes, etc. Sports agents either work individually or with international agencies in different states. They also understand the legal, financial, and tax perspective of the athletes with their business qualifications.

Apart from these jobs, experienced professionals can also become coaches, scouts, sports facilities managers, and sports economists.

Sports Management Jobs Average Salary

The median annual wage of sports coaches and scouts is $36,330. However, the yearly salary can range between $19,340 and $81,940.

  • The average income of athletic directors is $61,431, and experienced professionals earn 26% higher than the average wage.
  • Sports marketers earn a yearly income of $141,490, i.e., $68.03 hourly. The advertising, promotions, and marketing managers' jobs are projected to grow by 10% between 2020-30, which is higher than the average. The yearly wage also for this profile varies between $74,620 and $208,000.
  • Sports agents earn an annual mean wage of $102,070, i.e., $ 49.07 hourly. However, their yearly salary varies between $ 53,130 and $ 190,500 based on many factors.
Sports Management Jobs Qualifications and Skills

Sports management jobs are highly competitive, and many times retired athletes prefer these jobs. The job demands the following qualifications and skills for various posts:

  • The athletic director job requires a bachelor's degree in sports management to handle Division I or II programs. An MBA or M.A. in sports administration would prove very useful for this profile.
  • A sports marketer can require a bachelor's in business administration degree in sports management.
In-Demand Skills
  • Time Management: Sports management jobs include various tasks in a day. Therefore, it is necessary to allocate time and meet deadlines.
  • Communication: A career in sports management involves interacting with sponsors, athletes, stakeholders, etc., daily to understand goals and build reports accordingly.
  • Flexibility: Sports management jobs involve being flexible with timings and understanding different management needs.
Sports Management Jobs Interview Tips

Besides legal and technical tasks associated with the job, an interviewer may ask the following questions:

  • Do you follow a specific management approach?
  • How would you handle a challenging situation with an athlete?
  • How have you enhanced personal development in the past year?

Besides this, keep the following interview tips in mind:

  • Learn the Latest Statistics: Interviewers might want to be interested in the profile by asking questions about a previous match. So, stay prepared with the facts.
  • Stay Confident: Interviewers might ask questions related to the field or the profile. So, stay prepared with the FAQs.
  • Get Familiar with Industry Jargon: You might never become out of the loop when athletes or stakeholders communicate by taking this step.