This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

1.3% probability

of automation

12.7% growth

projected to 2026

276,100 employed

currently in the US

$41,000 annual wage

US, median

What they do

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category. Excludes "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 1.3% likely to be automated. It ranks 58 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 276,100 people have this job. They earn $41,000 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $11,320,100,000 in annual economic value.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 12.7% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 311,200 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).