10 Great Remote Sports Jobs and Companies That Hire
Sports fans may not realize it, but they can combine their love of sports with a remote job. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box to use your sports knowledge and passion to work from home.
The sports industry in general has a steady projected growth of 5% from 2018 to 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
And, if you’re a sports fan in the medical and health arena, you are presented with plenty of opportunities. Not only was our medical and health job category the top career field for remote jobs last year, but medical and health careers have a faster than average projected growth rate of 14%.
If your heart is set on using your love of sports in your job, check out these 10 great remote sports jobs, along with eight companies that hire for remote sports jobs.
10 Great Remote Jobs for People Who Love Sports
Community coordinators are often needed at nonprofits or community organizations to help plan and organize events and build community involvement. Your love of sports could lead you to planning a sports league or class.
With the right qualifications in exercise science, kinesiology, athletic training, or physical education, working as an exercise science teacher will help students prepare for a career in the sports or health field.
Merge your love of sports with healthy living and activity to work as a remote health coach. This role works with clients to provide physical or mental health improvement. Experience as a health coach, therapist, or counselor is often needed.
Physical education and health teachers can find remote work! Through online programs, the virtual teacher can present lessons and meet with students to ensure they are completing their programs. A teaching license is typically needed.
Healthy eating goes along with playing sports. Consider a job as a nutritionist or dietitian to educate others on proper nutrition and wellness. This job may also create meal plans, weight loss plans, and exercise regimens.
Osteopathic medicine relates to the joints, muscles, and spine, with treatment looking to affect the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. This type of doctor may often work with athletes with sports-related injuries.
Physical therapists help people manage their pain, usually through movement and strengthening exercises. Remote physical therapists can work remotely to provide patients with guidelines for treatment.
Sports producers typically work on television programming for live sports events by coordinating coverage and creating story packages. In a remote role, a sports producer may work on online videos, podcasts, and web content.
Companies that sell sports-related products, such as mouth guards, sports medicine devices, and event tickets, need sales reps to sell these items. Your passion for sports could shine through when pitching your product to help you land the sale.
Writing about sports could be a dream job for someone who loves athletics. Sports writers are needed to blog and write online articles for a variety of team sports. A passion for a specific team or sports in general is a desirable trait for this kind of job.
8 Companies That Hire for Remote Jobs in Sports
Bleacher Report aims to reshape the way content is consumed by sports fans. On a monthly basis, the company reaches millions of fans seeking the latest sports news, including breaking updates, live scores, and video highlights.
Fanatics is a multichannel company that provides retail services created for fans, by fans. A leader in licensed sports merchandise, the company operates over 300 online and offline stores, including ecommerce business units for major media brands, collegiate sports teams, and professional sports teams and their properties.
GuardLab is an innovative, custom mouth guard company that uses 3D technology printing and scanning to maximize athletic performance, improve sleep for athletes, and reduce the risk of concussions.
SBNation is the largest independent sports media brand in the United States, providing audiences with authoritative coverage delivered from the perspective of a genuine sports fan. Founded in 2005, SBNation is now the nation’s fastest-growing sports media brand, with more than 400 million content views a month.
Spartan Race offers more than 130 races held across 20 different countries. The organization was founded in 2010 with a mission to help people improve their lives by pushing their boundaries with transformative events.
Stryker is a leading provider of medical devices for the medical technology industry. Stryker offers a broad range of innovative technologies in reconstruction, medical and surgical, neurotechnology, and spine, which help people become more active so they can lead fulfilling, satisfying lives.
Synergy Sports Technology provides the basketball industry with an efficient way to manage, search, and access thousands of sports broadcast videos. It provides tools for coaches from all over the world to access over 14,000 games from more than 150 international and 650 collegiate teams.
TeamSnap strives to simplify the task of managing, coaching, and playing team sports. TeamSnap has introduced the “organization of youth, recreational, and competitive sports” to the modern age with its innovative sports management software solutions for baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, and more.
Finding a Remote Sports Job with FlexJobs
FlexJobs’ sports and fitness category has great remote sports jobs that can be done from home. These roles touch directly on the sports industry or work for a sports-related company. Keep tabs on our open jobs and get a FlexJobs membership to have access to all the information you need to apply!
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A version of this article was originally published on July 29, 2017.
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