Careers in Sports Medicine & Training Review

“This straightforward career guide provides users with valuable information on 24 careers (ordered alphabetically) related to sports medicine and training. Each career is treated in an individual chapter that ranges in length from 3,500 to 4,500 words. Each chapter is arranged using the same format: career snapshot; overview; occupational specialties; work environment; education, training, and advancement; earnings and advancement; employment and outlook; selected schools; and more information. This material is enhanced by the use of black-and-white photographs, charts and tables, fun facts, famous firsts, and conversations with real people working in a particular profession. The reader comes away with valuable information, delivered in an easy-to-read and engaging way. If a reader turns to this book for advice on a career in physical therapy, for example, she will learn that it is in the health science career cluster; that the average salary is $86,850 per year; that physical therapists interact with patients daily; that work typically takes place in rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, therapy clinics, and schools; that it is important to have excellent communication skills; that physical therapists earn master’s or doctoral degrees after graduation from college; that physical therapy emerged as a profession during World War I; and much more. From the “Conversation With…Aracelly Latino-Feliz,” the Founder/Director of Physical Therapy at The Movement Institute in Dania Beach, Florida, readers learn, among other things that they are many job opportunities in physical therapy, that physical therapists need to be compassionate and patient, and that those interested in physical therapy should consider spending a day shadowing someone working in the profession. The book concludes with two appendixes, “Holland Code” (designed to help people determine their preferred work environment) and “General Bibliography,” followed by an index. Recommended for public, school, and academic libraries.”
-ARBA, 2019