Sports Medicine Physicians
- Select and prepare medical equipment or medications to be taken to athletic competition sites.
- Provide coaches and therapists with assistance in selecting and fitting protective equipment.
- Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.
- Observe and evaluate athletes' mental well-being.
- Participate in continuing education activities to improve and maintain knowledge and skills.
- Develop and prescribe exercise programs such as off-season conditioning regimens.
- Conduct research in the prevention or treatment of injuries or medical conditions related to sports and exercise.
- Advise athletes, trainers, or coaches to alter or cease sports practices that are potentially harmful.
- Attend games and competitions to provide evaluation and treatment of activity-related injuries or medical conditions.
- Record athletes' medical histories and perform physical examinations.
- Supervise the rehabilitation of injured athletes.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)