Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 29-9091 Athletic Trainers
Evaluate, advise, and treat athletes to assist recovery from injury, avoid injury, or maintain peak physical fitness.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Evaluate athletes' readiness to play and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted. Care for athletic injuries, using physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication. Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness to provide emergency or continued care and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches or physicians. Perform general administrative tasks, such as keeping records or writing reports. Apply protective or injury preventive devices, such as tape, bandages, or braces, to body parts, such as ankles, fingers, or wrists. Plan or implement comprehensive athletic injury or illness prevention programs. Collaborate with physicians to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries. Advise athletes on the proper use of equipment. Travel with athletic teams to be available at sporting events. File athlete insurance claims and communicate with insurance providers. Instruct coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, or community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries. Develop training programs or routines designed to improve athletic performance. Recommend special diets to improve athletes' health, increase their stamina, or alter their weight.
License: This applicant should download the Application for Licensure packet and Continuing Education Guidelines from the Board of Athletic Trainers website. Application & License Fee: $175.00 Annual Renewal Fee: $75.00
Outlook: Very Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry $33,214.00
Mean   Mean $44,667.00
Experience Experience $50,398.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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