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After I receive my master's degree, I want to live in North Carolina to either work at a university or at the professional/semi-professional level. There are several professional/semi-professional teams in North Carolina including the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Hounds, Durham Bulls, and North Carolina Courage. Potential universities to be employed at include East Carolina University, University of North Carolina, Davidson College, and Appalachian State University. There are several factors to consider before deciding whether to live. The first would be the cost of living. North Carolina ranks within the top 20 states in the United States for best cost of living (Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, 2017). …show more content…

I enjoy being on the sidelines too much to be stuck inside from nine to five. Many of the starting positions in athletic training are full time, but are often referred to as assistant or associate athletic trainers. This means they assist the head athletic trainer and usually have fewer tasks and hours than the head athletic trainer. Either of these positions would be acceptable, especially since I would be coming out of college and still trying to figure out where I want to be geographically and position wise. However, through interviews with two professionals already in athletic training, I have learned and now have a better understanding that the first job I receive will more than likely not be the job I will have for the rest of my life. Athletic training is a profession where I need to be adaptable, but I will also need to be adaptable about where I am and what position I hold. Additionally, I can assume my income at an entry level job in North Carolina would be about $41,000 a year. Federal, state, and local income tax and other taxes such as Social Security would be around $9,148, meaning my take home income after taxes would be around $31,852 (, 2017). Some have reported that in 2015 the average employer contribution to health insurance is about 83% of the premium for single coverage (Merhar, 2016). This could mean my contribution to health insurance could be between $1,100 - $1,300. Again,

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