Play Ball! Sports Industry Employment’s On the Rise


By Vicki Salemi Comment

sportsIf you’re hitting a brick wall in looking for media, advertising and creative opportunities, you may want to look into sports-related jobs.

That’s because sports employment overall is on the rise. It’s hot-hot-hot according to a new survey released by CareerBuilder.

Between 2010 and 2014 sports-related industries have been bumped by 12.6 percent compared to the overall job market increase of only 5.5 percent. In addition, earnings were higher than the norm, too. The average earnings for sports-related industries of $78,455 is in comparison to the national average of $57,947.

For example, if you’re looking for a role in broadcasting and coming up empty, you may want to pursue an opportunity in sports broadcasting.

Ready for the really good news? Per their data, growth in this area has been on the business end of things related to roles that remain close to your heart like public relations, managers and promoters.