Athletic Trainers


Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.
Also called: Assistant Athletic Trainer, Athletic Trainer, Certified Athletic Trainer, Head Athletic Trainer

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Digital Coach AthleticTrainer
  • Injury tracking software
    Medical software
  • BioEx Systems Exercise Pro
  • ImPACT
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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