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Different Environments Athletic Trainers Can Be Used

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Recently I have investigated three different environments Athletic Trainers can be used in the were interesting to me. The first one I looked into was “PRORehab” a clinical outreach program that specializes in rehab of musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses. As an Athletic Trainer in this facility, they work with pediatric geriatric, workmen’s comp, and athletes mostly. Depending on the time of year, their schedules are usually Monday-Friday with some Saturday’s, some local school trips during the school year, and just regular Monday-Friday hours during the summer. Typically this schedule starts off with coordinating company events in the morning, moving into high school practices and games during the week depending on the time and what…show more content…
In the morning you can expect to complete administration duties, write a department newsletter, moving patients to appropriate clinics, and improving the function and efficiency of the work place. In the afternoon, you typically have close to eight patients on average a day. Some skills that are essential for this type of work are that you have to be personable, have clear communication between you and your patient, ability to multitask, work with grace under pressure, and have professionalism. Some extra credentialing that would be helpful are Orthopedic Tech Certification (NAOT), knowing how to interpret radiographic images, and have experience with surgical procedures. The last profession I looked into was with Professional Athletes, specifically in baseball. Many of the injuries that occur in this line of work are tendonitis in the shoulder and elbow, contusions, fractures, concussions, sprains/strains, and overuse. This job consists of an average of 40 hours per week, 5 days a week, sometimes more depending on the teams practice and game schedule. This is one of the highest paying Athletic Training jobs making a starting salary of around $80,000 leading to $100,000, with benefits of pension, 401k plan, dental health insurance, 4 weeks
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