Sports management jobs for the next decade: What you need to know
Sports management job prospects in Australia have been improving in recent years, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Australian Sports Council (ASCC).
But it’s not all rosy.
The latest ASRC job figures for sports management jobs show a fall of 4.4 per cent over the past three years.
That means there are now about 22,000 jobs in Australia in sports management.
There are a few ways to get a sports management job in Australia, and the skills are varied.
Here are some of the best and most relevant for you to consider.
What are the key skills?
Sport management is the process of creating and managing an organisation’s sports program.
It’s the role of the individual involved in the running of a sports program to set, plan and implement sports programs, and to help create the atmosphere of participation and engagement in the sport of the person’s choice.
The job includes developing an organisation that promotes and supports sport and sports, and that helps develop, train and develop the sport’s players, coaches and officials.
The role is traditionally associated with people who have been involved in business, government, and sporting bodies.
It also includes working closely with business partners to ensure that the sport program is in line with the sporting vision of the organisation.
The ASRC’s Sports Management Salary Report 2016 states that the average annual salary for a sports manager is $62,000.
The report also states that most sports management positions require a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management.
However, the job is not without its challenges.
Sports management positions tend to be very demanding.
Most sports managers are required to have an average of 16 years’ experience.
That’s a big difference to people who do other kinds of work, such as public relations, advertising and development, according the ASRC.
The most common types of challenges sports managers face are: Lack of training or experience; Lack of the right training environment and/or experience; Unwillingness to accept the responsibilities of managing a sport program, including managing its training, performance, and governance; Lack or no experience in working with the sports industry; A lack of leadership skills; Lack the ability to manage multiple sports teams or sport teams as a whole.
To get a better understanding of the challenges that can be encountered, the ASCC’s sports management salary report also provides a range of examples.
A sports manager’s responsibilities include: Planning and executing a sports sport program