(NOC 5251)

Career Description

Athletes participate in competitive sports events on an amateur or professional basis. They play team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and lacrosse; or compete in individual sports such as skiing, figure skating, boxing or track and field; or in games such as poker or chess.

Duties May Include

  • Train under the direction of a coach or trainer to qualify for competition
  • Attend scheduled practice and training sessions
  • Participate in local, regional, provincial, national or international competitions and sporting events
  • Assess performance after an event to identify strengths and weaknesses.

Examples of Titles

Baseball Player
Figure Skater
Football Player
Hockey Player
Professional Athlete
Track Athlete

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Modified on January 26, 2022