What is it?
Athletic Training is in the medical field. Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who work with physicians to provide injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnoses, therapy and rehabilitation. In other words a health care professional with extensive education in clinical care and prevention of sports injuries. An athletic Trainer deals with the athlete and injury inception until the athlete returns to full competition.
What does it take?
To be an Athletic Trainer you need to be able to work with people and students well. For example you need to be able to communicate properly. Athletic Trainers need a large area to work as well as an office.
What Classes you should take?
You should take Human Anatomy & Physiology,Kinesiology,Sports Psychology, and Nutrition. To get your Bachelors degree you will study for four year. At Baylor University in order to graduate with a Bachelors degree you will need to have 12-20 clinical hours a week or 200-300 clinical.Which is equivalent to 1300 hours over a three year period.
An AT can make anywhere from $35,000 to 75,00 a year. Depending where they work.
Depending on the season and where you are located depends on if it is hard to find a job or not. Most high schools have an athletic trainers. The athletic training career has a big future. It's steadily growing.
If you have an AT degree and no jobs are available, they could go work at a physical therapy office. I have always been interested. I think I am a god fit for this career because I have always played and loved sports.