More than play: Three careers in sports
ports are more than fun and games;
they also provide work for many
people. Sports workers earn wages in
leagues across the nation.
At the professional level, some of these
workers earn lucrative salaries and contracts
worth millions of dollars. But most sports
workers make considerably less. Whether
they make a lot or a little, these workers often
do their jobs for the love of sport, not for the
Organized sports include a variety of
individual and team events, which require the
efforts of many workers in different occupations.
For example, managers and administrative
staff run the business side of sports, such
as marketing and human resources. Groundskeepers
and janitors maintain the playing
fields and facilities. And food vendors and
cooks feed the many spectators.
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