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The Strong Interest Inventory® helps people find a career that is a good fit for their personality, strengths, and professional preferences. This assessment is a series of questions that comprehensively assesses multiple aspects of an individual’s workplace preferences and personal interests. Based on their responses, individuals are referred to one to three of six Theme Code Categories. Athletic Trainers fall into the Social Theme Code Category of The Strong Interest Inventory® because of the highly interpersonal nature of their role and responsibilities as an Athletic Trainer.

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Discover the Strong Interest Inventory® career as an Athletic Trainer. Learn about this career in this data rich write-up including information such as income, daily tasks, required education and more.

Athletic Trainers help individuals achieve and maintain peak personal fitness. They might develop and recommend training programs for their clients, help them track their fitness progress, and teach them how to use training equipment appropriately and safely. They may provide additional advice, for example related to nutrition, as well as care for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication. If a Trainer is in the area during an injury, they might conduct an initial assessment of an athlete’s injury and communicate their findings to emergency personnel when they arrive on-site. In some cases, they may also accompany the injured athlete to the hospital to ensure that they are cared for properly. For minor injuries, Trainers might apply protective or preventive devices such as tape, bandages, or braces, or massage body parts to relieve soreness, strains, or bruises.

Athletic Trainers use many different kinds of tools and technologies to provide services to their clients. For instance, they often use e-mail, scheduling software, and Microsoft Office Suite to communicate with their clients and document their progress. They might also use a number of different database software, such as Digital Coach AthleticTrainer, injury tracking software, or other interfaces that track their clients’ performance or recovery. Additionally, trainers use many different kinds of equipment, though the precise equipment used depends on the responsibilities of the Trainer and the context in which they are working.

Because of their varied responsibilities, the majority of Athletic Trainers hold an advanced degree, such as a Ph.D. or M.D., and have extensive knowledge of their field. They have a background in medicine and anatomy, as well as therapy and counseling, customer service, and education. In addition, Athletic Trainers need to have strong active listening and critical thinking skills – they need to be able to pay close attention to their clients’ questions and how they are performing specific activities to avoid injury. Trainers also need to be able to solve problems and make decisions quickly, especially since a wrong decision or slow response could result in an injury.

The median salary for Athletic Trainers is $46,630 annually. However, in western states like Washington, Oregon, and California they can make over $70,000. In New Jersey, the median is over $60,000. The demand for Athletic Trainers is also rising nation-wide. Current employment is over 28,000 with projected growth rates over 15% annually for the next several years.

Below are some employment trends for Athletic Trainers:

  • Median Salary: $46,630 annually
  • Employment: 28,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026): much faster than average (15% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026): 2,200
[Information retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections]

 

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Gain access to your best-fit careers, occupational preferences and interests with these career based Strong Interest Inventory® Assessments:

  • Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong College Edition Profile

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    Choose a college major that works best with your interests, and then plan a rewarding career to follow your college career.

    You’ll start college off right with knowledge on applying your interests and preferences to college majors and receive a detailed depiction of how your ideal career will mature if you work toward success. With the Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report and the Strong College Edition Profile, you’ll set yourself up for success throughout college and into your career after graduation.

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  • Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong Profile

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    Use knowledge about your interests, preferences and personality type to start your optimal career and formulate a plan to achieve your dream job.

    With the information obtained about yourself from your MBTI® personality type and your Strong Interest Inventory® Report, you’ll learn about how your personality, as well as your interests and preferences, can be used in your life and career to provide fulfillment and happiness. Discover occupations that work with what you like and enjoy, and learn how your personality influences your mental processes and preferences.

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  • Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong College Edition Profile

    $84.95 Add to cart

    Choose a college major that works best with your interests, and then plan a rewarding career to follow your college career.

    You’ll start college off right with knowledge on applying your interests and preferences to college majors and receive a detailed depiction of how your ideal career will mature if you work toward success. With the Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report and the Strong College Edition Profile, you’ll set yourself up for success throughout college and into your career after graduation.

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  • Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report

    $62.50 Add to cart

    Delve deeper into what your interests, hobbies, favorite topics, and locations can mean for your career and personal life with the help of this extensive and personalized Strong profile.

    Your Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report starts with the same foundational information found in the Strong Interest Inventory Profile, but goes even further into analyzing your likes and dislikes by offering you a detailed look at how following your interests and preferences can help you lead a more fulfilling, satisfied life. The report presents you with the closest matched occupations for people with your interests, an in-depth breakdown of certain areas matched to your Strong Interest Inventory test results, and insight into your likes and dislikes.

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  • Strong Interest Inventory® Profile

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    Mold your future success by choosing a career that accurately reflects your interests, hobbies, and favorite topics and locations with the help of this profile.

    Direct your future based on what you like and enjoy, providing you with a happier, more fulfilling life and career. The Strong Interest Inventory® Profile uses an extensive analysis of your interests and preferences to guide you towards a career that best suits who you are on a personal level. Depending on your likes and dislikes compared to others in specified fields, you may find a fulfilling career previously unthought-of, helping guide you down the road to success and happiness.

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  • Strong Interest Inventory® & Skills Confidence Profile + Strong Interpretive Report

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    Discover your interests and preferences as well as your confidence in your abilities to use these interests to your advantage.

    Your strengths, interests, and preferences, when understood and well known, can lead you toward a successful and satisfying career. With this custom package, you’ll learn which occupations, strengths, and skills work best with your likes and dislikes and how confident you are in your ability to fulfill the needs of certain occupations, allowing you to formulate a career path that you’ll enjoy for years to come with the help of the Strong Interest Inventory test.

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    iStartStrong™ Report

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    Plan your future career based on your interests and preferences, leading you down the path to a successful work and personal life.

    Use your interests, preferences, and favorite subjects and leisure activities to assess which career or career field works best with who you are and what you like. Through the web-interactive and thorough iStartStrong™ report, you’ll get set off on the right foot toward finding a career that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org