If working outdoors, keeping fit and healthy and sharing your lifestyle with others sounds like a dream job, then a career in the sports sector could be perfect for you. There are over 3,500 openings every year in this sector, with regular opportunities for PE teachers, fitness instructors, sports coaches and leisure assistants to succeed!
But with over 17,000 people employed in the industry in Greater Manchester, you don’t need to be in a physically active role to enjoy a career in the sports sector. You could find yourself managing a leisure club or working as a sports psychologist – depending on your passions – with both positions expecting an increase in job opportunities in the coming years.
Top Career Opportunities
Leisure and sports manager
Average Salary £36,400
Average Salary £67,040
Average Salary £21,320
Secondary education teaching professionals
Average Salary £44,720
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Community Activity Coach
Leisure Team Member
Community Sport & Health Officer
Leisure Centre Supervisor
Outdoor Activity Instructor
Sporting Excellence Professional
Leisure Centre Manager
Outdoor Learning Specialist
Sport Performance Analyst
Sports Development Officer
Dubbed the greatest sporting city in 2015, there’s arguably no better place to study Sports, Exercise and Fitness than in Manchester, with its history, heritage and sporting drive!