Sports Players

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


New workers
£ 12,752
£ 24,977
£ 45,359

Available jobs

In the past year there were 19,354 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.

  • Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.

  • Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.

  • Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.

  • Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Cash Register

  • Product Knowledge

  • General Mathematics

  • Marketing

  • Selling Techniques

  • Loss Prevention

  • Shipping And Receiving

  • Gymnastics

  • Profit And Loss (P&L) Management

  • Business Development

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Coaching

  • Operations

  • Enthusiasm

  • Team Oriented

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.