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

New workers start around £12,752. Normal pay is £24,977 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,359.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Marketing

  • Gymnastics

  • Business Development

  • Project Management

  • Selling Techniques

  • Effective Communication

  • Performance Management

  • General Mathematics

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Sales

  • Leadership

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Coaching

  • Security Policies

  • Operations

  • Enthusiasm

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.