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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? These Surprising Fields Might Help You Have a Career In Sports

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For many student-athletes, working in sports is a top career goal for the future. And at NCSA Athletic Recruiting, we totally get it.

It is a thrilling field to be a part of day-in and day-out. It’s fast-paced and ever-changing. And above all, making a career in sports is a means to positively impact the world. (By the way, we’re hiring!)

There is not a place humanly inhabited on the planet that hasn’t been touched by sports. It is a universal language, and is incredible to be a part of.

So aside from having a love for sports, how can a student-athlete begin to successfully approach and plan for a future career in sports?

The truth is, given the times we’re in, many, many of the opportunities lie in technology-based companies. The past three decades have seen technological advances touch literally every aspect of life and work, and the world of sports was not exempt from that sweep.

Look at NCSA, where we connect student-athletes with college coaches through one-on-one interactions with student-athletes and their families, and through a digital platform where student-athletes and college coaches can connect.

And that digital platform has been built by developers and programmers all with a background of studies in technology and – of course, a love of sports.

Why a career in sports could absolutely be in your future

Made In Chicago week just wrapped up. It’s a series of events and workshops that highlight all of the wonderful things made in our flagship city.

A seminar that sparked a lot of interest was titled “Get in the Game: A Sports & Technology Panel.” Our president and COO, Lisa Strasman, participated on the panel, discussing how thirsty sports companies are for employees with technological backgrounds.

So what should student-athletes who are interested in a future in sports and technology be looking to study in college? Well, you might start here, with one of these top 10 majors in the field of technology:

  • Computer Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Management
  • Web Development
  • Network Engineering
  • Network Management
  • Game Design

The point is, a lot of student-athletes think of sports management, kinesiology, physical therapy or other hands-on careers in sports — and that’s great! The world needs all sorts of different people.

But if you have a passion for technology, finding and deciding on a field of study in college can help you explore other majors than you might have realized.

And if you find yourself ready to change lives, work in sports, and put your technological savvy to use in four years, we need more of you on our team!

Even if you know what major you want to be, finding a school that’s the right social, academic and athletic fit for you can be tough. That’s where we come in! Let our scouts and digital platform help you discover the right fit for you. The best way to get started is with a recruiting profile.

About the author
Laura Chmiel

Laura Chmiel is a marketing coordinator and a lead writer for NCSA Athletic Recruiting. As someone with a passion for athletics and education, she graduated from Indiana university with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After school, she gained first-hand experience helping student-athletes and their families get to college.