Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers
DescriptionSalary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year
: From football to ice skating, professional athletes train every day to stay in top physical condition for competition. Coaches organize, lead, teach, and referee indoor and outdoor games such as volleyball and soccer. Some also teach specific skills, such as weight training, tennis, and gymnastics. Umpires make sure everyone follows the rules and sometimes have to make tough decisions. All of these jobs are very competitive.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/