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Top career choices in sports medicine field

A Sports Medicine Physician is a person who diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sport. Listing down the top 4 jobs

Last updated: 18.03.2018
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Sports include all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. And where there is physical work, there is need of proper medication. A Sports Medicine Physician is a person who diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.

Listing down the top 4 Sports medicine jobs:

  1. Athletic Trainer:

Athletic trainers, who are medical professionals, shouldn’t be confused with personal trainers or exercise instructors, who teach sports movements. They are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physician to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.  The typical minimum education is a college degree and most states require licensing. The Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) sees jobs for this profession increasing by 21 percent from 2012 to 2022. This is higher than the 14 percent growth predicted for all jobs in the country. The growth will be due to the growing awareness of sports risk, particularly among children and teens.


  1. Physical Therapist:


Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. Physical therapists effectively treat complex upper extremity injuries, hence making if one of the most essential job in sport medicine field.


  1. Nutritionist:

Because the human body needs food to survive, nutritionists advise individuals and teams on the best diets to consume. They take into account the goals of the individual and may plan one meal or an entire sports season of menus. Nutritionists, who are also called dietitians. Jobs should grow by about 21 percent. This because of growing interest in how diet can improve health and prevent disease.  

  1. Biomechanist / Kinesiologist:

Biomechanists research how physical activity and sport are affected by physics, and how the different systems of the body, such as the muscles and bones, are injured or can be improved. Biomechanics is considered a subfield within the broader discipline of kinesiology, or the study of how people move. Biomechanics is largely a research discipline, but practical applications exist as well. Employment is projected to rise by 27 percent due to an aging population that wants to stay active, hence making it a good career preference.

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