Athletic trainers work in a variety of settings. While few actually work in professional sports, the majority are employed in high school or college settings. However, athletic trainers are needed in a wide range of settings. There are several emerging fields in athletic training that are creating more jobs for certified athletic trainers. As technical knowledge of injury prevention increases, so does the number of job prospects for new athletic trainers. The average salary is $44,030, with the top ten per cent earning over $60,000 annually. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Pay and job prospects vary by setting.
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