You live and breath sport – and now, you can make it your career. Start by studying a sports management course.
Sports management course graduates may work in a range of leadership, management and client-focused roles in the spots industry.
As a manager or director of a sports club, organisation or event, you will work to provide overall strategic direction, planning and management, and can expect to perform tasks like:
You may also work in a sports media, sports program development, or in a customer service focused role in a role like membership relations, where you’ll use your interpersonal skills to ensure people’s interactions with your sports club or organisation are satisfying.
After completing a sports management course you may work as a:
You’ll find working in sports management exciting and rewarding if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts strong growth in job opportunities for roles in management over the next decade, predicting the management profession will grow to employ an additional 7,900 people by 2020. Currently employing approximately 51,000 people, the profession is considered large, and roles are available in most areas of Australia.
Sports management course graduates usually work in management or coordinating roles. According to PayScale, a general manager can expect to earn a salary between $54,000 and $160,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $92,000. An operations manager can expect to earn between $35,000 and $90,000 per year, and entry-level managers may enjoy earning a competitive average salary of approximately $50,000 per year.
At the highest levels of business, chief executive officers and chief financial officers can take home base salaries in excess of $300,000, according to Job Outlook, and may also hold stock in a company or share profits with shareholders in addition to receiving a wage.