Occupations By Field : Sport

This occupation field involves a career in sport or careers related to the sport industry. Due to the commercialisation of sport, wonderful opportunities exist to achieve one's dreams and goals. A person wanting to participate in the sport industry as a career may take one of a number of routes:

1. Play sport as a career (sportsman/sportswoman), 

2. Work with sports people on the field (coach, trainer, physio or doctor), 

3. Manage sports events (sports manager, sports promoter, gym owner).

Most people who pursue sport as a career have played a sport at a provincial or national level. As a professional sportsman/woman, careful planning is needed because of age limitations associated with performance. Furthermore, different types of sports have different income potential. High-risk sports also have the potential of shortening your competitive years due to injury.