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Careers in Sports management and administration enable those who love sports to work with athletes, sports teams, and sporting events up close––these positions often provide excellent salaries and benefits. There are a vast number of sports management jobs at professional, college, and high school levels. This lively text enable readers to gain a solid overview of the positions involved in performing the activities necessary for running a team, sports facility, or event. They learn about the types of jobs that relate to players, business, or media functions, and those that work with the public or behind the scenes. Some of the exciting job opportunities covered in this book include: general manager, athletic director, coach, trainer, business manager, agent, facility manager, security manager, ticket sales manager, and public relations manager, among many others. This book will guide readers in developing the skills, knowledge, and training necessary to land a job in this thriving area of the sports industry. Sidebars offer intriguing information about such topics as extreme sports, mentoring, and crisis management at sports facilities. A list of college and university programs in sports management and administration, an At a Glance section about possible career paths and their descriptions, and helpful Bureau of Labor Statistics information will support readers in researching many sports career opportunities.