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Winning sports careers: The everjobs guide to a career in sports

Everjobs sports careers
Everjobs sports careers
Career opportunities in the sports industry aren’t
limited to those with athletic prowess; there is a wide range of positions in
the field for non-athletes too. These jobs support the sports industry by
providing mental and physical health services, sales and marketing revenue, and
sports media content.
everjobs.lk interviewed Sajith Jayalal, Sri Lanka Anti
Doping Agency (SLADA) Board Director and Director of National Institute of
Sports Science (NISS) in the wake of the Big Match season, and he outlined some
of the most popular careers in sports for non-athletes in Sri Lanka and the
growing presence of women in the industry.
“There are coaching positions in every level of sports,
from school or college to professional sports. Each level brings different
responsibilities and requires coaches to have various educational backgrounds
and sports experience. As in the case of NISS, we offer a Diploma course in
sports, providing training and facilitating for continuous improvement of
talent, skills and competencies of sporting sector personnel. The course has
been conducted for more than three decades and alumni serve as sports officers,
physical training instructors in government and private sector organizations
throughout the country as well as overseas,” he said.
The everjobs career report reveals that the field of
sports marketing encompasses a wide range of positions in settings such as
public relations, and professional sports organizations. For those who want to
work behind-the-scenes in the sporting industry, Sports Journalism is an
option. Sports Journalism includes many different careers in online media,
print and broadcast journalism.
Additionally, Sports Medicine and Sports Psychology
careers are also on the rise. The field includes medical doctors (MD) and
osteopathic physicians (DO) who have completed sports medicine fellowships.
Sports medicine also includes other healthcare professionals who treat acute
and chronic injuries and advise athletes on improving their overall health.
Sports Psychology combines psychology, science, and sports, where practitioners
in this field focus on improving the mental health of athletes in a variety of
settings.

When asked about the growing presence of women in the Sri
Lankan sports industry, Sajith Jayalal said, “There are more than enough
careers in sports, and at one time they were only open to men. I’d say that has
changed considerably since Susanthika Jayasinghe’s inspirational Olympics
performance. After the year 2000, more opportunities became available for women
to pursue sports-related careers. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to
go in some fields.” 
About everjobs
everjobs is a job portal currently operating in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,
Cambodia, Myanmar, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Tanzania and
Uganda. Launched in 2015, everjobs aims to become the leading job portal in
fast growing markets finding the right match for both, employers and
candidates. The company is backed by Rocket Internet as well as the Asia
Pacific Internet Group (APACIG)

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