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Number of Athletic Trainers Expected to Increase

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Athletic trainers will continue to be in high demand and their numbers may increase dramatically in coming years. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of athletic trainers is expected to increase by 23 percent from 2020 to 2030, outpacing the growth of other occupations in the United States. 

Forbes reports that the average income from athletic trainers is $52,230, slightly lower than the $56,310 national average for all occupations. 

According to Forbes, the annual mean wage for an athletic trainer varies from state to state. 

Athletic trainers in Hawaii are paid the most, averaging an annual mean wage of $62,340, while Nevada’s annual mean wage for athletic trainers of $37,580 was the lowest across all 50 states.

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