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Careers in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

Sports Psychologist
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Education: A doctoral degree in sports psychology is required.

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Personal Characteristics: Emotionally stable, mature, able to deal effectively
with people, sensitive, compassionate, good communication skills, independent, able to lead and inspire others

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Job Settings: Research, teaching, counseling positions with sports teams
or at universities

Dietician
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Education: At least a bachelor's degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition,
food service systems management, or a related area is required. Graduate
degrees are also available. You must also pass a national board
examination.

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Personal Characteristics: Effective communicator/teacher, empathetic,
want to help others

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Job Settings: Hospitals, residential care facilities, schools, prisons, community health programs, home health care agencies

Chiropractor
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Education: Chiropractors must be licensed, complete 2 to 4 years of
undergraduate education, and complete a 4-year chiropractic college
course.

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Personal Characteristics: Good observation skills, manual dexterity,
responsible, independent

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Job Settings: Hospitals, clinic settings, professional sports

Podiatrist
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Education: Podiatrists must be licensed, complete 3 to 4 years of undergraduate schooling, and complete a 4-year podiatry program.

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Personal Characteristics: Scientific aptitude, manual dexterity, interpersonal
skills, and friendly bedside manner

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Job Settings: Clinics, hospitals

Orthotics/Prosthetics Specialist
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Education: Orthotics/prosthetics specialists must have a 4-year Bachelor of
Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics degree, and must complete a year-long
residency in orthotics.

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Personal Characteristics: Works independently

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Job Settings: Clinics

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