A recent post by Business Insider listed the top 20 majors that turned into meaningful careers with Athletic Training at #5. The article looked at the Payscale’s College Salary Report for 2012-2013. It compared the percentage of job satisfaction with starting salaries and average mid-career salaries. Athletic Trainers rated their job as 78% satisfying. I would have to agree with this statistic. The most satisfying part of my job is when I work with an athlete after an injury and return them to play.
Even though most would agree that Athletic Training is a satisfying job, there have been days when I question if Athletic Training is worth the time commitment. During this Thanksgiving, let’s take time to remember why we started in Athletic Training. Let’s look beyond the hectic days and find the silver lining. For myself, I aspired to be an Athletic Trainer because I love helping people. I’m not in this profession solely for salary or for recognition, but because I want to make a difference in the lives of the athletes that I come in contact with. What are you #thankful for?
Here is a link to the article from Business Insider
-Marissa Yorgey LAT, ATC