Summary Athlete near Vancouver (BC)
Find key facts and figures about working as an athlete. The following information is applicable to all Athletes (NOC 5251).
Athletes participate in competitive sports events on an amateur or professional basis. They play team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and lacrosse; or compete in individual sports such as skiing, figure skating, boxing or track and field; or in games such as poker or chess. They are employed by professional team organizations or they may be self-employed.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in British Columbia
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- Train under the direction of a coach or trainer to qualify for competition
- Attend scheduled practice and training sessions
- Participate in local, regional, provincial, national or international competitions and sporting events
- Assess performance after an event to identify strengths and weaknesses
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