DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
29-9091 Athletic Trainers
Occupational Description:Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 11 - 7 County Twin Cities||190||33||$44,085/yr||$1,627/yr||$32,397/yr||$35,705/yr||$41,327/yr||$47,131/yr||$58,911/yr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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Tasks for Athletic Trainers
- Evaluates physical condition of athletes and advises or prescribes routine and corrective exercises to strengthen muscles.
- Administers emergency first aid, treats minor chronic disabilities, or refers injured person to physician.
- Recommends special diets to improve health, increase stamina, and reduce weight of athletes.
- Wraps ankles, fingers, wrists or other body parts with synthetic skin, gauze, or adhesive tape to support muscles and ligaments.
- Massages body parts to relieve soreness, strains, and bruises.