Is Working in Sports All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Posted: May 23, 2011 in General
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You have decided that you want to break into sports, which is great. Before you go out and tell all of your friends and family, you have to first ask yourself the question, “What do I know about working in the sports industry?”

Your answer is likely to reflect some far-fetched lifestyle in which you are a glorified fan who makes lots of money and attends all the must-see sports games. This perception is likely due to pop culture influences such as the movie Jerry Maguire and even the hit HBO show Entourage. While I love both of these, the reality is that this fantasy life is the exception rather than the norm. You must accept the fact that sports is a business that often requires long hours, pays low salaries, and extends beyond being a diehard fan.Yet, most sports jobs do have some perks, which vary depending on the nature of the job. There are even high-paying positions, although they are limited.

If you are discouraged by what I am telling you, then the sports industry is probably not for you. However, if you are like me, you put the glitz and glamour aside and see breaking into sports as a challenging, yet fulfilling venture. Once you have developed this attitude, it is time to research and discover what it is exactly that you might like to pursue as a career within the industry.

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