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Sports Medicine Careers

AOSSM is made up of nearly 4,000 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Professionals

For over 50 years, we have supported orthopaedic sports medicine professionals in their efforts to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries occurring in competitive and recreational athletes. We provide education, best practices, and a professional community to our members to advance their careers and the profession as a whole.

About Sports Medicine Careers

The sports medicine industry includes various healthcare professionals focused on injury prevention and treatment among athletes and active people of all ages and abilities. Read on to learn more about the wide variety of positions in the sports medicine field.

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Professional Opportunities

AOSSM regularly shares available job opportunities in orthopaedic sports medicine. These include advertisements available through monthly issues of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Check out the latest openings in sports medicine.

See Professional Opportunities

Caring for an athlete requires a team effort from many individuals with a wide range of expertise and backgrounds.

Click on the positions below to see more detail about each role.

Physicians in Sports Medicine

Allied Athlete Healthcare

Indirect Care of Athletes

Pathways to a Career in Sports Medicine

If you are interested in pursuing a sports medicine career, the following steps might help make your decision easier, especially during high school and college:

  • Take classes in first aid, anatomy and physiology
  • Participate as a student trainer for the school's athletic department
  • Seek out sports medicine professionals in your area and spend time shadowing
  • Participate in sports medicine research
  • Attend sports medicine related conferences or meetings
  • Volunteer to assist with coverage of local athletic events

For 50 years, we have supported orthopaedic sports medicine professionals in their efforts to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries occurring in competitive and recreational athletes. We provide education, best practices, and a professional community to our members to advance their careers and the profession as a whole.

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