SPORTS OFFICIALS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Basketball Referee, Commissioner of Officials, Director of Officiating, Diving Judge, Horse Show Judge, Major League Baseball Umpire, Referee, Softball Umpire, Sports Official

JOB TASKS

  • Officiate at sporting events, games, or competitions, to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules are observed.

  • Signal participants or other officials to make them aware of infractions or to otherwise regulate play or competition.

  • Inspect sporting equipment or examine participants to ensure compliance with event and safety regulations.

  • Keep track of event times, including race times and elapsed time during game segments, starting or stopping play when necessary.

  • Judge performances in sporting competitions to award points, impose scoring penalties, and determine results.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn per hour not listed. – $39,370 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Much faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 3,400

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High School Diploma/ GED, On-the-job experience

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