There are currently an estimated 27,800 athletic trainers in the United States. The athletic trainer job market is expected to grow by 22.7% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are athletic trainers?

CareerExplorer rates athletic trainers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 9,000 athletic trainers. That number is based on 6,300 additional athletic trainers, and the retirement of 2,700 existing athletic trainers.

What’s the supply of athletic trainers?

The athletic trainer industry is concentrated in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania

Athletic Trainer job market by state

State Name Employed Athletic Trainers
Texas 2,790
New York 1,440
Pennsylvania 1,390
California 1,360
Florida 1,260
Illinois 1,200
Ohio 1,160
Michigan 1,030
Wisconsin 810
Virginia 750
Minnesota 740
North Carolina 670
Arizona 670
Georgia 650
Indiana 630
New Jersey 630
Massachusetts 630
Tennessee 550
Missouri 530
Alabama 500
Colorado 450
Kentucky 350
Connecticut 340
Washington 320
South Carolina 310
Kansas 290
Iowa 290
Oklahoma 290
New Hampshire 230
Louisiana 220
Maryland 210
Mississippi 210
Nebraska 200
Utah 190
Hawaii 190
Maine 180
Idaho 140
Oregon 140
Arkansas 140
Delaware 120
West Virginia 120
Montana 120
South Dakota 120
Rhode Island 80
District of Columbia 80
North Dakota 70
Vermont 60
Nevada 50
Wyoming 50
New Mexico 30
Alaska 30