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Career Resources — Sports & Recreation

Industry Overview

At its core, the sports industry produces, facilitates, promotes, and organizes any activity, experience, or business enterprise focused on sports. Many interested in working in sports limit their focus on being a professional athlete or working directly with sport teams. However, this industry is wide-encompassing, and contains numerous job opportunities for various functions. Bachelor’s degrees in health or fitness allow students to become trainers. Communication students possess the technical knowledge to work for broadcast networks sports publishers. After you identify your interest in the sports industry, it’s crucial to narrow your career ambitions into a specific focus.