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Spring 2005 Vol. 49, Number 1

Athletic trainers: Providing healthcare for athletes of all kinds



—NUTSHELL:
Their work with competitive sports teams makes athletic trainers highly visible. But athletic trainers arenít limited to teamsóor to treating injuries. Learn more about them in this article.


—SNIPPET:
Youíve probably seen athletic trainers rush to help injured athletes during sporting events. But thatís not all that athletic trainers do.

Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries for people who are physically active. Their clients include everyone from professional athletes to industrial workers.

Youíll learn more about the occupation of athletic trainers on the following pages. This article describes their job duties, working conditions, employment and earnings, job outlook, and training and advancement. You'll also find suggestions for obtaining more information about the occupation.

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U.S. Department of Labor
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Last Updated: September 9, 2005