Sports players

Insufficient data

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

45

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

2.10%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.

Qualifications

No academic qualifications are required. Entry is based upon talent that can be further developed through coaching and training.

Typical tasks

  • participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions;
  • attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics;
  • builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training;
  • maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment;
  • discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.

Common job titles

Equestrienne
Driver, racing
Cyclist
Jumper, show
Professional
Gymnast
Cricketer
Equestrian
Rider, speedway
Footballer
Sportsman, professional
Rider, scramble
Wrestler
Player
Boxer
Rider, event
Jockey
Athlete
Golfer

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.