Professional Sports

Professional teams are the most widely recognized industry segment in sports. Opportunities in front office management of professional team sports are at an all time high. Professional teams and leagues include various sports teams, leagues, and governing bodies for which individuals are compensated for performance. Most notably are the LPGA, MLS, MLB, NBA, NFL, WNBA and the WTA. These professional leagues and organizations currently offer a variety of exciting opportunities.

A career in this industry segment usually begins with an entry-level position as an account executive selling single, group, and season tickets. It might be easier to access a career by volunteering or interning for organizations such as the ones listed above. Like the players, you will need to get experience prior to making it to the professional leagues. Most of the positions within an organization are filled from within. Once you have had the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and commitment, promotions will follow.

Sample Jobs

  • General Manager
  • Public Relations Director
  • Director of Corporate Sales
  • Community Relations Director
  • Ticket Operations Director
  • Promotions Manager
  • Facilities Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Equipment Manager


  • LPGA
  • MLB
  • MLS
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • WNBA
  • WTA





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