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Sports Scouts

Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), employment opportunities for scouts and coaches are expected to grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2024, but competition for jobs will be stiff. The sports scouts field is small and most work for professional teams. Baseball is the sport that employs the greatest number of scouts. Due to the limited number of professional scouts, most job opportunities will be found with lower-level sports, such as with high school and college athletic teams. The DOL reports that the "growing interest in college and professional sports will also increase demand for scouts. In addition, as college tuition increases and scholarships become more competitive, high school athletes will hire scouts directly, in an effort to increase their chances of receiving a college scholarship."

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