Athletic Trainers help prevent and treat injuries for people of all ages during exercise. Athletic Trainers work with people to treat existing injuries using a variety of methods. This can include application of heat, cold, massages, stretching techniques, whirlpools, and a variety of other techniques. To become an Athletic Trainer you will need to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree from one of the 343 universities accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). A sports trainer would need to have knowledge of the muscular system to determine at what length a person is ready to extend, stretch, strengthen, and exercise a muscle with damaging it or causing much pain. Salary ranges incredibly based on location of work, education, and experience. Median Athletic Trainer Salary in USA – $44,020/Year
Lowest 10% Salary for Athletic Trainers – $25,000/Year
Highest 10% Salary for Athletic Trainers – $65,000/Year
1-9 Years’ Experience – $25,236 to $51,417/Year
10-19 Years’ Experience – $32,442 to $60,689/Year
20+ Years’ Experience – $40,244 to $78,509/Year
Physical Therapist are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limits their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives. Physical therapist would need to have knowledge of the muscular system to know how muscles bend when trying to correct the mistake that may have occurred during physical exercise. How muscle are shaped, flex, stretch, contract are all keys that should be known before trying to cure someone who has injured theirs. Even involuntary muscles can be trained through therapy to function better, such as breathing exercises during yoga. Pay scale surveys reveal that physical therapy salaries climb dramatically after just five years of experience. A typical...