Sports were once considered as recreational activity or hobby but now they are widely used as a profession. It is one of the most lucrative career option in India as well as abroad. Sports Industry is interdisciplinary and can be divided into many segments like Sports Media, Sports Team Administration, Sports Medicine and Sports Management. Sports media include Marketing, Broadcasting, Sport Writing, Public Relations, and Photography etc. Team Administration includes postings such as Coach, Instructor, Referee, and Athletic Director, Physical Trainer (PT) etc. in high schools, colleges, universities and for professional teams. Medicine includes Sports Rehabilitation & Orthopedics, Athletic Training, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychologist etc. Sports Management includes Management and Finance, Organizing leagues etc. as team manager.
For a candidate to be a teacher of physical education one must have completed bachelor of physical education or master of physical education is required. For a bachelor degree which is a 3year course one must have completed 10+2 and for masters which is a 2 year course one must have completed his/her graduation.
There are many job options in this field. The three main options that an aspirant can take in the field are-Pursue the sport or game on a full time basis generally with sponsorship from an employer/promoter/Government aid. Become a trainer /instructor/coach for a game or sporting event. Finally use the experience acquired over years as a sportsperson to work in a related field, such as, sports journalism, sports goods manufacture /marketing or as commentator. There can be various areas of work. These are:
The payment depends solely on the sport chosen by the sportsperson. In the field of sports, what matters is not merely the number of years of experience in the field, but also the capability of the sportsperson to deliver excellent performance consistently. However for extraordinary players in any sports or athletics get rewards even from the non sporting activities like endorsements etc even in some cases these non sporting inflow of money can well exceed the actual sports earning but all these remain till the person is performing in his filed.