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Track and Field Athlete

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Track or field athletes compete in events based on running, jumping and throwing, such as sprint, long distance, high jump, long jump, hurdles, pole-vaulting, throwing the discus or javelin, or shot putting.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Your income will be irregular and variable because it depends on sponsorship, advertising and commercial interests. A few top athletes can earn high incomes, but you may have to support yourself with part time work.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2970
5.1 %
RISE
2023
3121
  United Kingdom
2018
19482
2.9 %
RISE
2023
20043

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Due to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, new and improved training facilities and sporting initiatives and funding have become available.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Athletics
Tel: 0121 713 8400
Website: http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/
Twitter: @BritAthletics
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishAthletics

Glasgow School of Sport
Tel: 0141 582 0034
Website: http://www.glasgowschoolofsportbellahoustonacademy.co.uk/

sportscotland
Tel: 0141 534 6500
Website: http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/
Twitter: @sportscotland

sportscotland institute of sport
Tel: 01786 460100
Website: http://www.sisport.com
Twitter: @sportscotland

UK Sport
Tel: 020 7211 5100
E-mail: info@uksport.gov.uk
Website: http://www.uksport.gov.uk/
Twitter: @uk_sport
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKSport

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