3421-Athletes and sports players

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Athletes and sports players
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Athletes and sport players participate in competitive sporting events. They train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) participating in competitive sporting events
  • (b) participating in regular practice and training sessions and undertaking private training to maintain the required standard of fitness and skill
  • (c) undertaking sports promotional activities and media interviews
  • (c) maintaining a high degree of expertise in a particular sport
  • (e) deciding on strategies in consultation with coaches
  • (f) assessing other competitors and conditions at venues
  • (g) competing in sporting events
  • (h) adhering to the rules and regulations associated with a specific sport.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Athlete
- Boxer
- Chess player
- Footballer
- Golfer
- Hockey player
- Jockey
- Poker player
- Race driver
- Skier
- Tennis player
- Wrestler

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