Sport is one of the fastest growing industries with gross revenues in billions of dollars closer home – from being a cricket centric country India is now home to multiple sports with leagues in football, hockey, volleyball, Kabaddi, badminton, tennis table, tennis, we’ve got f1 and byte leagues – Sport is projected to be a 1 billion dollar industry in India soon, now we’re going to cover 25 different sport related careers, the top universities in the world that offers some programs related to sport, typical entry requirements for these programs, and the pros and cons of pursuing a career in the field of sports.
1 – TEAM MANAGEMENT
Which involves your leading and entire team and taking care of everything from budgeting to marketing.
2 – EVENT PLANNER
Which would require skills of event management combined with a deep, and an understanding of the sport.
3 – SPORT MARKETING
Which involves everything from sponsorships, intellectual property, and merchandising, if you’re interested in developing talent right from the grassroot picking up young children from across the country and converting them into professional athletes and sports persons.
4 – GRASSROOT DEVELOPMENT
You could perhaps work for organizations that are already involved in such work to name a few MRF Pace Academy, Olympic gold quest, and certainly there are many others in different sport.
5 – SPORT AGENCIES
Which is not handling an entire team but handling all business and legal dealings for professional players.
6 – SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
7 – SPORT PHYSICIAN OR SPORT DOCTOR
This is typically a master’s degree that you would undertake post an under graduation degree in medicine, it could be an MBBS degree if you’re studying in India or an equivalent degree in under graduation in medicine that you would do anywhere else.
8 – SPORT PHYSIOTHERAPIST
This again requires you to do a master’s program in physiotherapy, you could either do a bachelor’s and physiotherapy followed by a master’s in physiotherapy, or you could do a bachelors program in science followed by a master’s in physiotherapy.
9 – SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
This is a field where you’ll need to understand the geological biomechanical, and psychological influences on human performance, and design the best exercises for sports persons.
10 – SPORT NUTRITION
Typically this would require you to undertake a degree in nutrition focused on sports persons requirement.
11 – SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
This is at the intersection of a degree in psychology as well as a deep passion for the field of sport, in this career as a sports psychologist you would help players remain motivated, manage intense pressures, mental health issues, and always remain on top of their game.
12 – KINESIOLOGY OR SPORT BIOMECHANICS
This is literally the physics of sport, and when you’re pursuing a degree in kinesiology you would undertake courses in biology, biomechanics, and physics, along with Anatomy for you to be able to understand the human body very well.
13 – SPORT COACHING OR PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This could be at a school level at a college level or at an institution level, you could even work for the army or any of those kind of institutions.
14 – UMPIRE OR REFEREE
There are specialized courses that are available to help you become either an umpire or a referee.
15 – PROFESSOR OF SPORT MANAGEMENT
Becoming a professor of Sport Management at an institution back teachers either Sport Management or other sport related courses.
16 – SPORT ANALYTICS
There are multiple routes that you can use to get to a career in sport analytics, and the popular ones include either doing a course in data science, from a computational perspective or doing a course in data analytics from a business school from a statistics perspective.
17 – SPORT TECHNOLOGY
This involves industrial design and product design of sport equipment, and the kind of Courses that you would undertake when you’re pursuing a degree in sports technology would include sports science kind of courses, engineering courses, as well as product and industrial design type of courses.
18 – SPORT LAW
There is no particular specialization called sports law, but while undertaking a program in law if you find yourself specializing in contract law, labor law, competition law, media law, or tort law, then a combination of some of these could lead you to become a famous sports lawyer.
19 – SPORT JOURNALISM
This for those of you that are passionate about journalism, public relations, content creation, and that genre along with sport.
20 – PUBLIC RELATIONS
You could become a specialist PR manager for sport person’s.
21 – BROADCASTING
22 – SPORT SHOW PRODUCER
You could be a producer of a show on television or on any other medium that will come up in the future.
23 – RADIO CASTER OR AN RG
That specializes in the domain of sports.
24 – SOCIAL SCIENCE OR MARKET RESEARCH
Is exciting for you if you are interested in social sciences, Social Sciences research, and market research, you could follow this career and make it meaningful when your research helps international organizations and governments to shape policies and procedures relating to sport.
25 – E-SPORT
E-Sport is growing rapidly and is they claim that it is about a billion-dollar large already, this field is very large.