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Sports Scout Employability Rating

C Sokanu rates Sports Scouts with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future.

Demand for Sports Scouts

Competition for the most desirable and rarely available scouting positions, at the college and professional levels, is projected to be very strong. Jobs with professional teams will continue to be the most competitive, because they pay the highest salaries and the number of available positions is limited. Rising participation in college and high school sports, particularly at smaller colleges and in women’s sports, could increase demand for scouts. Because successful teams help colleges enhance their reputation, attract future students, and raise donations from alumni, scouts will be called upon to recruit the best possible high school athletes. In some cases, they will be hired directly by high school athletes who wish to increase their chances of winning college scholarships and avoiding rising tuition fees. When the budgets of educational institutions are reduced, it is often funding for athletic programs that is cut first, potentially negatively impacting job prospects for this occupation. However, due to a projected population increase and overall popularity of team sports, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts significant job growth for sports scouts.

Supply of Sports Scouts

The Sports Scout industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Michigan.

Sports Scout Job Market by State

State name Employed Sports Scouts
California 29,900
Texas 12,270
Michigan 10,850
New York 10,720
Washington 10,700
Ohio 9,410
Virginia 8,360
Illinois 8,060
Colorado 7,410
Massachusetts 7,230
Pennsylvania 6,950
Indiana 6,730
Florida 6,320
North Carolina 5,710
Wisconsin 5,370
Connecticut 5,320
New Jersey 5,040
Iowa 4,850
Georgia 4,440
Kansas 3,780
Arizona 3,380
Missouri 3,360
Oregon 3,330
Tennessee 3,280
South Carolina 3,150
Minnesota 3,150
Alabama 3,010
Maryland 2,900
Utah 2,520
Oklahoma 2,140
Kentucky 2,110
Idaho 2,010
Maine 1,910
Louisiana 1,720
Nevada 1,620
Arkansas 1,580
Montana 1,410
New Hampshire 1,330
Nebraska 1,310
Mississippi 1,160
Rhode Island 1,120
Vermont 1,070
New Mexico 1,010
Hawaii 900
Wyoming 840
South Dakota 730
Delaware 620
North Dakota 600
West Virginia 560
Alaska 500
Puerto Rico 480
District of Columbia 390
Virgin Islands 50

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