A professional athlete typically needs to:
- have a high school diploma or GED
- be talented
- stay in good physical condition
- put in years of practiceIn
- a typical work setting, professional athletes:
- Are somewhat responsible for the results of plays or actions taken by other athletes.
- Sometimes wear uniforms.
- Must consistently perform at a high level of accuracy and completeness.
- Travel a great deal. Athletes often travel each week during the playing season. Some travel year round