I provide the medical care for all of the student athletes at Concordia University Texas.
Undergrad degree: Athletic Training
Favorite class in college: Sociology
Graduate degree: Kinesiology
College to career:
My undergraduate degree was the basis for my job today. My undergradute work was where I learned all of the skills it takes to be an athletic trainer. The skills that I learned allowed me to get a graduate assistant athletic training position at a Division I University while I worked on my master's degree. By pursuing a graduate assistant position it paid for my master's degree and I gained two years of professional experience surrounded by knowledgeable peers.
After graduating with my master's degree and having worked at a Division I institution, I had gained enough substantial experience to become a head athletic trainer at the age of 25.
Career influences: When I was in high school I was an athlete, but my school did not have an athletic trainer. When I watched sports I always thought it would be cool to be the person taping everyones ankles. I decided that I wanted a job that was going to help people but I wanted to stay in the athletic realm. This allows me the best of both worlds.
Cons: Extremely long days and working most weekends. The pay is not comperable to what you do.
- National Athletics Trainers' Association ( Website )