Code: 27-2021.00

Also known as: Baseball Pitcher, Baseball Player, Basketball Player, Golf Professional, Hockey Player, Major League Baseball Player, Minor League Baseball Player, Professional Athlete, Professional Golf Tournament Player, Race Car Driver

Description: Athletes get paid to play different types of sports in front of audiences. Very few people make it to the pro level, so it is important to train regularly and improve your athletic skills whenever possible. No formal education is required, but this career does require extensive practice and physical conditioning.


Typical wages

10% $20,270
25% $25,790
Median $50,850
75% $105,510
90% $208,000

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 2,100