We all want to be pro athletes. But how can you work in sports when you don’t quite meet the professional standards? Six ways are discussed below.

Marketing Manager

This involves branding, managing the team’s image, and enhancing involvement and fan interest. These are the individuals responsible for keeping interest in the team and bringing fans to the events.  Marketing managers can be involved in daily operations and even with the players themselves on projects.


Stats are more important than ever in sports. That means having people to analyze the numbers and make sense of them. Statisticians work to analyze the numbers behind the games and give teams an edge on the field or court. These individuals are making their way into front offices, too.

Physical Therapists

Players are at their best when they stay on the field. But when they are too hurt to play, the teams hurt, too. Physical therapists work with the athletes to keep them healthy and performing at peak condition. They support patients with mobility and pain issues along the way.

General Managers

These individuals oversee the entire operation of the business. That includes various departments and divisions, most of the time within a larger corporation or business. They hire personnel, develop policies, set organizational goals, and so much more. This requires an extensive educational path, however, and takes the most investment.

Sports Psychologists

The mind of an athlete is just as important as their physical skills. When their head is out of the game, it clearly plays a role in how they perform. Sports psychologists work with athletes to overcome the mental issues that they may face during the action.

Sports Agents

Behind the multi-million dollar deals that these athletes can land is the agent who negotiates the deal. They are the ones responsible for talking to the teams and getting the best possible deal for their clients. A law degree is usually required but agents work with the teams and athletes personally.