Professional male swimmer competes in the 100m butterfly

Sportsperson

Sportspersons participate in sporting events for monetary gain either as individuals or as members of a team.

Overview

Sportspersons participate in sporting events for monetary gain either as individuals or as members of a team.

Day-to-day

  • maintaining a high degree of expertise in a particular sport
  • attending regular practice sessions and undertaking private training to maintain the required standard of fitness
  • deciding on strategies in consultation with coaches
  • assessing other competitors and conditions at venues
  • competing in sporting events
  • adhering to the rules and regulations associated with a specific sport
  • promoting water safety awareness and undertaking rescue of persons in difficulty in the water
  • undertaking sports promotional activities and television appearances.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,548 / week
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Strong
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Sportsperson

  • Advanced skill in your chosen sporting field is needed to work as a Sportsperson.

Skills

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