My son Michael and his National Championship Ring. Roll Tide!
If the Super Bowl had you wishing you were a millionaire pro athlete . . . well, tough luck. But "Forbes" magazine posted a list of the top ten NORMAL sports-related jobs you can get. Here they are from highest-paying to lowest.
#1.) Physical Therapist. A lot of teams have them on the payroll, but you can also do well if you open up a private practice. The median salary is $76,000.
#2.) Statistician. Like Jonah Hill's character in "Moneyball". The median salary is $73,000 a year, and the job market is on the rise.
#3.) Sports Psychologist. They help athletes prepare MENTALLY, so they can perform as well as possible on the field. The median salary is $69,000.
#4.) Sports Agent. They negotiate contracts and endorsement deals. (--Yes, like Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire"). Most of them make around $65,000 a year.
#5.) Public Relations Manager. They're the ones who deal with the media when an athlete gets arrested or does anything else that makes them look bad. The median salary is $58,000.
#6.) Advertising Executive. They sell and place ads for sporting events, which might mean ads at the stadium, or commercials that play during it. The median salary is $45,000 a year.
#7.) Event Coordinator. They take care of seating, security, and a lot of other behind-the-scenes stuff. The median salary for that one is also $45,000.
#8.) Broadcaster. The BIG ones make a lot. But when you factor in the ones for local events, the median salary is only $36,000.
#9.) Photojournalist. Meaning the guys who sit on the sidelines or in the end zone and take pictures. The median salary is only $29,000 a year, but the main perk is free tickets to every game.
#10.) Head Coach. Again, the ones for professional teams can make millions. But most of them coach at high schools and middle schools, and also have part-time jobs. The median salary is around $28,000 a year.