Some run their own practice. </li></li></ul><li>Training, Qualifications, and Advancement<br /><ul><li>In high school, take plenty of science classes and physical education classes.
To become a trainer you usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in athletic training or a related area, such as physical education.
Most trainers also have a master’s degree or a PhD.
These degrees can give trainers a competitive edge in the job market, and may be required for some advanced positions, such as those at colleges.
Certification is available through the Board of Certification.
Almost all states require athletic trainers to be licensed or registered. </li></li></ul><li>Job Outlook and Employment<br /><ul><li>Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 37 percent from 2008 to 2018
Much faster than the average for all occupations, because of their role in preventing injuries and reducing healthcare costs.
Job growth will be concentrated in the healthcare industry, including hospitals and offices of health practitioners.
Fitness and recreation sports centers also will provide new jobs, as these establishments grow and continue to need additional athletic trainers to provide support for their clients.
Growth in positions with sports teams will be somewhat slower, however, as most professional sports clubs and colleges and universities already have complete athletic training staffs. </li></li></ul><li>Earnings<br /><ul><li>Most athletic trainers work in full-time positions, and typically receive benefits.
The salary of an athletic trainer depends on experience and job responsibilities, and varies by job setting.
Median annual wages for athletic trainers were $39,640 in May 2008
. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,070 and $49,250.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,450, while the top 10 percent earned more than $60,960. </li></li></ul><li>Uses of Technology<br /><ul><li>Rolling carts for sport drinks and first aid kits-The carts are used for getting the drinks and first aid kits out to the field easier and they are less strenuous.
New defibrillator- Defibrillators are used to treat life- threatening cardiac arrhythmias ventricular fibrillation and pulse less ventricular tachycardia on the filed.
Personal Digital Assistants for Digital student health files- allow access to student-athlete health records compiled for instant emergency reference.</li></li></ul><li>Summary <br /><ul><li>This career is still very appealing to me. I like that fact that you get to help people with injuries and the fact that people depend on you to come through when they’re hurt.
Also, I love sports. I play them and watch them so I think it would be cool to stand on the sidelines of any level of game: high school, College, or professional.
This career matches my personality type because, Artisans are talkative, fun-loving, all about people, who enjoy helping others in tangible ways and are gifted at building excitement & enthusiasm</li></li></ul><li>Works Cited<br /><ul><li>http://www.sibley-ocheyedan.k12.ia.us/schools05/highschool05/marco/Athletic%20Trainer%201.jpg