Athletic Trainers :

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $44,460.00
Average Time to Fill 36 days
Typical Education Master's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 437
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 18.90 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Intellectual Risk-taking
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Treat medical condition of patient
Treat patients using alternative medical procedures
Wrap extremities such as ankles, fingers, or wrists to support muscles or ligaments
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer first aid
Massage patient or client
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Develop exercise or conditioning programs
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment

Training and Teaching Others

Demonstrate physical activities
Teach training techniques
Train medical providers
Develop training evaluation procedures
Develop training programs
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Advise athletes, coaches, or trainers on exercise regimens, nutrition, or equipment use
Teach family members to provide bedside care
Train others in the use of sports or gaming related equipment
Identify training needs
Organize training procedure manuals

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Physical Therapy
Educational Programs
Boc Certified
Staff Management

Related Licensing Requirements

Temporary Athletic Trainer (18-0000000088)

IC 25-5.1-3-1 License requirements Sec. 1. (a) To qualify for a license under this article, an individual must satisfy the following requirements: (1) Satisfactorily complete an application for licensure in accordance with the rules adopted by the board.(2) Pay the application fees, examination fees, and licensure fees established by the board. (3) Not have been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently as determined by the board. (4) Not have had disciplinary action taken against the applicant or the applicant's license by the board or by the licensing agency of another state or jurisdiction by reason of the applicant's inability to safely practice athletic training with those reasons for discipline still being valid as determined by the board. (5) Show to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant has received at least a baccalaureate degree from a postsecondary educational institution that meets the academic standards for athletic trainers established by NATA and described in subsection (b). (6) Except to the extent that section 6 of this chapter applies, successfully pass the qualifying examination adopted by the board as described in IC 25-5.1-2-6(8). (b) The minimum academic standards for athletic trainers licensed under this article as required under subsection (a)(5) include the satisfactory completion of an academic program that includes at least the following accredited courses: (1) Human anatomy. (2) Human physiology. (3) Physiology of exercise. (4) Kinesiology. (5) Personal health. (6) Basic athletic training. (7) Advanced athletic training. (8) Clinical experience as prescribed by the board. (9) Therapeutic modalities. (10) Rehabilitation. IC 25-5.1-3-1.5 Temporary licenses Sec. 1.5.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Athletic Trainers Board (3172342064)

Athletic Trainer (18-0000000018)

In order to obtain certification as an athletic trainer, candidates must: Be a resident of Indiana. Possess a baccalaureate degree from a Board-approved institution of higher education with a program of courses that meets National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) standards. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary action that would interfere with the ability to practice effectively. Have not had license revoked or be subject to disciplinary action in another state. Pass successfully the examination administered by the Board. Pay all examination and application fees.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Athletic Trainers Board (3172342064)

Boxing Physician (18-0000000192)

SECTION 67. Requirements of Commission-Approved Physicians at a Boxing Event (a) This SECTION applies to professional boxing. (b) There must be present at each commission approved professional boxing event and professional-amateur boxing event a minimum of one (1) physician licensed under IC 25-22.5 who has been: (1) selected by the boxing promoter; and (2) approved by the commission. (c) The commission, at its discretion, may require the boxing promoter to provide additional licensed physicians for the commission approved professional boxing event or professional-amateur boxing event. (d) The boxing event physician must conduct all pre-bout physicals of professional boxers scheduled to participate in a professional boxing bout,as required under SECTION 52 of this document. (e) The boxing event physician must be:(1) in attendance throughout the commission approved professional boxing event or professional-amateur boxing event as outlined in IC 25-9 and SECTION 38 of this document; and (2) prepared to deal with any medical emergency that may arise. (f) The boxing event physician may: (1) examine each professional boxer after their professional boxing bout; and (2) recommend appropriate medical suspensions for professional boxers pursuant to SECTION 78 of this document.

- Indiana Gaming Commission~Indiana State Athletic Commission (3172347164)

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