Umpires, Referees, & Other Sports Officials


Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.
Also called: Horse Show Judge, Major League Baseball Umpire, Referee, Sports Official

Knowledge:

    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at
  • see hidden patterns
    Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
    Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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