Sport Management Career Opportunities

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Turn Your Passion for Sports into a Rewarding Career

Careers in sports management are unlimited and will encompass a wide variety of interests, passions and career goals. The discipline is broken into three segments:

  • Sport Entertainment
  • Sport Product
  • Sport Support Organizations

This program will prepare students in a unique way for a career in the rapidly changing arena of sport.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.  Strong demand from the public for entertainment, as well as the increasing popularity of sports, will contribute to job growth for the entertainment and sports occupations. The median annual wage for entertainment and sports occupations was $42,940 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.

Industry employment opportunities include:

  • Game day coordinators
  • Athletic administrator
  • Event coordinator
  • Sports marketing
  • Facility operations manager
  • Financial and contract analyst
  • Guest relations manager
  • Corporate partnerships manager

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Popular Sport Management Careers

Athletic Director

Local Estimated Base Salary
$55,590/year
updated May 2020
Top Companies for Athletic Directors in Kentucky
LA Fitness
$62,861
University of Kentucky
$56,753

Sport Center Manager

Local Estimated Base Salary
$37,529/year
updated September 2020
Top Companies for Sports Center Managers in Kentucky
U.S. Dept. of the Navy
$49,506
Round one Entertainment
$41,789
Let's Play Sports, Inc.
$39,246

Event Coordinator

Local Estimated Base Salary
$37,232/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Event Coordinators in Kentucky
DISYS
$83,932
HMG Plus
$67,014

*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Sport Management Careers

  • Game day coordinators
  • Athletic administrator
  • Event coordinator
  • Sports marketing
  • Facility operations manager
  • Financial and contract analyst
  • Guest relations manager
  • Corporate partnerships manager
  • Training manager
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