Athletic trainers are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the industry expects a growth of 23 percent through 2026, making it one of the fastest-growing professions nationwide. This trend is reflective of the industry’s expansion into emerging markets, including factories and military branches, resulting in more job opportunities and a growing need for qualified professionals. And as medical research continues to make breakthroughs on treatments for injury prevention and detection, more job sites are retaining athletic trainers to treat ailments such as concussions or sprains.
Today’s athletic trainers may find work providing preventative and emergency care to physically active people in many roles, including athletes at the professional, collegiate, and high school levels; industrial workers; military personnel; police forces and more. Whether you want to be called into action from the sideline of a professional football game or help a factory worker through their rehabilitation process, Monmouth will give you the tools you need to pursue a rewarding and successful career path.
As a graduate of Monmouth’s Athletic Training program, you will be qualified to work in a variety of engaging and exciting sectors of the health care industry. With strong connections in the regional health care community, Monmouth offers networking and clinical opportunities with sites such as Monmouth Medical Center, the Jersey Shore Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health Systems, and RWJ Barnabas Health. Through working with these organizations, as well as local school systems and athletic conferences, our Athletic Training students build their resume and network to stand out among the competition.
Potential areas of employment may include:
- Professional, intercollegiate, and secondary school athletics
- Sports medicine clinics
- Physician offices
- Law enforcement and military settings
- Occupational and industrial settings
- Performing arts
Stand Out to Employers
Our athletic training students don’t just study theory—they contribute to publications, build professional relationships with local organizations, and boost their resumes with clinical rotations. Our accomplished faculty have over 60 years of combined experience in the field and are dedicated to positioning students as leaders within the industry.
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