Job Settings

Where ATs Work

Athletic trainers treat a range of patients and can work in a variety of settings. Regardless of their practice setting, athletic trainers practice according to their education, scope of practice and state practice act.

 

Athletic Trainers Work In:

  • Public and private secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and Olympic sports
  • Youth leagues, municipal and independently owned youth sports facilities
  • Physician practice, similar to nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and other professional clinical personnel
  • Rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers
  • Clinics with specialties in sports medicine, cardiac rehab, medical fitness, wellness and physical therapy
  • Occupational health departments in commercial settings, which include manufacturing, distribution and offices to assist with ergonomics
  • Police and fire departments and academies, municipal departments, branches of the military
  • Performing arts including professional and collegiate level dance and music

 

Job Settings

PERCENTAGE of ALL ATs JOB SETTINGS
19% College/University
18% Secondary Schools
17% Clinic and Hospital
27% Students
2% Professional Sports
2%

Emerging Settings

Performing Arts
Public Safety
Military
Occupational Health

 

Setting-Specific Information

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