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David Bradley

The sports industry holds every type of career that other industries would -- (to generalize) marketing, operations, finance, accounting, human resources, sales, etc. There are limitless options!

Otherwise, you may want to look into being a sports agent most likely. I would recommend you become as well versed in this as possible. As you learn more about the industry and the job, you will be able to see what you like or dislike.

I recommend these two books:
1) http://www.amazon.com/The-Business-Sports-Agents-Edition/dp/0812240847/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384006721&sr=8-1&keywords=sports+agent
2) http://www.amazon.com/Negotiate-Like-Pros-Negotiators-Relationships-ebook/dp/B001H01ML8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384006739&sr=8-2&keywords=sports+agent

Kenneth Shropshire is a great resource. I took a course he hosted on Coursera recently. Register for Coursera and take his course. Here's the link to it: https://www.coursera.org/course/globalsportsbusiness
You may have to be waitlisted until it is offered again.

To become an agent, network and keep exposing yourself to opportunities that help shape you to do the job you would need to do day-by-day. Ivy league schools, Law degrees and MBAs are nice, but not mandatory. Work hard, work smart, and stay focused.


Answered 8 years ago

David Bradley