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Athletes

National Occupation Code (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. Athletes are employed by professional team organizations or they may be self-employed.

Job Duties for Athletes

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Athletes

Work may be performed indoors or outdoors, depending on the sport. Most sports are high-intensity physical activities and require frequent training.

Alternate Job Titles

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