If you’re coming to the end of your postgraduate degree and are worried about what to do next, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Whether you’ve already decided that you want to do something as far away from your postgraduate degree as possible, or if you’re looking for roles within the discipline you’ve studied, we’ve got you covered.
Finding a job out of university can be a difficult process. It’s a competitive world out there after all, so having a set goal in mind can put you in good stead, helping you stand out amongst the rest. With statistics showing that you spend an average of 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, it’s important to do something you are genuinely interested in and passionate about.
For a lot of people, health and fitness is a major hobby and interest, so why not get paid to do something you love and find a suitable role within this field? In this article, we take a detailed look at some of the best sport-based jobs you can do as a postgraduate.
➡️Editor’s note: This post was written by Dakota Murphey, who has over 10 years of experience in both HR and Marketing.
1. Personal Trainer.
If you are a big gym lover yourself and already understand the difference between a rep and a set, then becoming a personal trainer could be a good option. Most personal trainers work in gyms and fitness centres, helping people to tone up, build muscle, lose weight and improve their overall level of health and fitness. A highly rewarding career, personal training utilises a number of different skills, including leadership, client engagement, and prior expert knowledge of health and fitness.
However, to become a personal trainer, you will first need to have the correct certification, which may or may not have come as part of the degree you studied. If it didn’t, then don’t worry – it’s not too late. There are many course providers out there who can equip you with the skills and expertise required to become a professional personal trainer.
2. PE Teacher.
If you love moulding the minds of others, imparting your level of knowledge onto them, then you should think about becoming a teacher. Combining this with your passion for sport and fitness, working as a teacher in Physical Education could be a great fit.
Children, after all, are willing learners, and your influence on them could impact the rest of their lives. Not only can teaching PE be an incredibly rewarding career, but it also helps you keep active and stay healthy as well. Therefore, if the monotony of an office-based desk job doesn’t appeal to you but teaching kids how to play sport does, you should head on over to Get Into Teaching to find out more on becoming a PE Teacher.
▶️Check out the latest PE teacher job vacancies on The Guardian jobs.
Everyone needs to eat well, after all; it’s imperative for everyone to stay fit and healthy. Working as a Registered Nutritionist or Dietitian, you will help clients track and improve their diet, monitoring their daily intake of carbohydrates, fats and protein to help them make informed decisions on what to eat and when.
What’s more, working as a nutritionist or dietitian has the added benefit of being able to work more or less anywhere. While most dieticians are commonly found working in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and self-employed at home, some of the lucky ones can even be found in luxury hotels or resorts across the world. If travelling and being able to see the world is a big passion of yours, becoming a dietician could be your calling.
▶️Check out the latest Dietician job vacancies with the NHS
4. Sports Clothes Designer.
If you love fashion as much as you do sport, then working as a Sports Clothes Designer could be well worth looking into. Sportswear is already a huge market, after all, estimated to become worth more than £178 billion in the next four years.
Why not take advantage of this trend by looking at becoming a designer, using your level of engineering know-how and eye for detail? There are a number of high-profile companies out there already who focus on creating sportswear products to make people’s lives easier, and they’re always on the lookout for fresh talent and new ideas. If creativity and innovation are in your blood, then a career in sportswear fashion could be a great choice.
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