As we have already talked about the sports industry is a very competitive. Many employees need to start at a low level and work their way through the ranks. People see the glamorous part of the job where they attend sporting events, get paid well, and opportunities for advancement. What they do not see is the hours spent on their job. Here a few things you may want to consider before deciding to have a sports career.
First, many sports management positions have very different working conditions. Working conditions for these people may consist of long hours. If you have a higher position you could be working a full week, while attending evening or weekend sporting events. For the sports fan watching the games may not be difficult, can be very enjoyable, and can be considered a perk.
Second, many sports management professionals travel with the team or athletes. This could also be considered a perk, but take into account they are usually only staying for a couple days. Most of the time in these cities is spent in stadium or hotel resting up. When they arrive they usually check into their hotel later in the evening, go to work the next day, watch the game, and then depart. They are not tourist going on vacations.
If you can handle the long hours and travel, you do get many benefits. As mentioned above you will get to see many games for free. You will get to go around the nation and visit all the stadiums of your respective sport. You will also be able to meet many people involved in athletics and the athletes themselves. The last perk is sports management professionals are also paid very well; these may vary depending on the school or team you work for, but if you can handle all these aspects there is money to be made.