Best Careers in Athletics and Wellness | Fastest Job GrowthBest Careers in Athletics and Wellness | Fastest Job Growth

Wellness and Athletic Careers

Massage Therapist | Certificate | $35,970/year

Massage therapy has a short educational requirement (most programs are only 500-1000 hours) and the growth rate is 23%, must faster than the national average. Read our article Become a Massage Therapist for more information.

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Fitness Trainer and Instructor | Vocational Training | $31,720/year

Fitness trainers and instructors train and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, strength training, and stretching. There is a 13% growth in this career field. Read our article Become a Fitness Trainer for more information.

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Exercise Physiologist | Bachelor's Degree | $44,770/year

This occupation requires you to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree with coursework in science and health-related courses such as biology, anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. The rate of growth for the profession is 19%. Read our article Become an Exercise Physiologist for more information.

Sport's Coach | Bachelor's Degree | $28,360/year

A coach instructs amateur athletics in fundamental skills of individual and team sports. They hold trainings and practice sessions to improve an athletes' form, technique, skills, and endurances. There is a 15% growth in this occupation. Read our article Become a Coach for more information.

Recreational Therapist | Bachelor's Degree | $42,280/year

Recreational therapists use a variety of treatments including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, and games to help maintain or improve a patient's physical and social well-being. The growth is 13% in this career field. Read our article Become a Recreational Therapist for more information.

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Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials | High School Diploma | $24,090

An umpire presides over sporting or athletic events that are competitive in nature in order to maintain the fairness and standards of the event or competition. The growth is 5% in this career field. Read our article Become a Sports Official for more information.

Recreation Worker | High School Diploma | $23,320

Recreation workers can be found working in recreation facilities or volunteer agencies designing and leading leisure and recreational activities or groups. Read our article Become a Recreation Worker for more information.

This information was pulled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).