My Career as an Athletic Trainer

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As many of you might have guessed, my chosen career is to be an Athletic Trainer. When I tell people I want to be an Athletic Trainer, they think I mean an actual trainer having to do with lifting weights, working out, and helping an athlete train. There are actually two types of Athletic Trainers. The first type is a personal trainer who is hired to help you train for an athletic event and get you in shape. That is not what I want to. I want to do something totally different than that. I want to be an actual Athletic Trainer who is on the sidelines of football and soccer games, or an other sport that needs one. I want to be the person to tend to injured players, diagnose an injury, wrap ankles, etc. I want to help athletes because I love sports. There are five different specific employers of Athletic Trainers such as high school and college sports teams, professional sports teams, clinics or small practices, and hospitals. Athletic Trainers are hired by different high schools, colleges, and professional sports for different sporting events to ensure the safety of the players when injured. They are hired by clinics, small practices, and hospitals as residents who either go out to sporting events or are placed in the hospital. Athletic Trainers go to every football and soccer game necessary at the high school, college or professional team that hired them. They are there to aid the injured players and diagnose what type of injury they may have so they can treat it as soon as possible. The injury will be diagnosed and you may need immediate medical attention. The Athletic Trainer will tell you to get the injury checked out by going to the hospital and getting and x-ray, MRI, etc. Athletic Trainers ... ... middle of paper ... ...er Job Description.” Ehow. Demand Media, 08 Sept. 2009. Web. 26 Jan. 2014. “National Athletic Trainers Association”. Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Web. 26 Jan. 2014. "NATA History." National Athletic Trainers Association. Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Web. 26 Jan. 2014. "Highlights of History." Athletic Training History. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. "The History of Athletic Training." LIVESTRONG.COM. Demand Media. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. "Get Certified." National Athletic Trainers Association. Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Web. 28 Jan. 2014.

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