Overview

Referees preside over competitive athletic or sporting events. They detect infractions and decide penalties according to the rules of the game. They work indoors and out, in all types of weather. They often work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Those who work full time usually work more than 40 hours per week for several months during their sport’s season. Some officials must travel to sporting events.

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