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Athletes and Sports Competitors - 27-2021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Compete in athletic events.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Baseball Pitcher
  • Baseball Player
  • Basketball Player
  • Golf Professional
  • Hockey Player
  • Major League Baseball Player
  • Minor League Baseball Player
  • Professional Athlete
  • Professional Golf Tournament Player
  • Race Car Driver

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assess performance following athletic competition, identifying strengths and weaknesses and making adjustments to improve future performance.
  • Attend scheduled practice or training sessions.
  • Exercise or practice under the direction of athletic trainers or professional coaches to develop skills, improve physical condition, or prepare for competitions.
  • Lead teams by serving as captain.
  • Maintain equipment used in a particular sport.
  • Maintain optimum physical fitness levels by training regularly, following nutrition plans, or consulting with health professionals.
  • Participate in athletic events or competitive sports, according to established rules and regulations.
  • Receive instructions from coaches or other sports staff prior to events and discuss performance afterwards.
  • Represent teams or professional sports clubs, performing such activities as meeting with members of the media, making speeches, or participating in charity events.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Coach others.
  • Evaluate skills of athletes or performers.
  • Participate in athletic events.
  • Practice athletic or artistic skills.
  • Promote products, activities, or organizations.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aviation Survival Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Basic Swimming and Water Survival Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Diving Officer (Saturation) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Helicopter Search and Rescue Aircrew Swimmer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Special Operations Tactical Medic (SO-TM) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Activities Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Man, Combatant Diver Qualified (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Man, Parachute and Combatant Diver Qualified (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Man, Parachutist Qualified (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Marine, Sniper Qualified (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Sea Air and Land (SEAL) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Surface Rescue Swimmer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Automobile Racer
  • Equestrian
  • Jockey
  • Motorcycle Racer
  • Professional Athlete
  • Rodeo Performer
  • Show-Horse Driver
  • Sulky Driver