The fact that work-life balance can be difficult for athletic trainers is an understatement. So many athletic trainers experience burnout. Between meeting the demands of multiple practices, traveling and fulfilling roles ranging from triage to first aid, athletic trainer jobs can be overwhelming. They can even keep trainers from taking adequate breaks and spending enough time with their families.
According to a study, many athletic trainers in college or university reported that they have had to neglect their families because of their work. In addition, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association reported that athletic trainers have felt strained due to a lack of proper compensation and respect. Is it even possible to have an athletic trainer job and enjoy a healthy work-life balance?
How athletic trainers can achieve a sustainable work-life balance
A healthy work-life balance is essential to optimal performance in the workplace. If athletic trainers are feeling stressed, exhausted and pulled in opposite directions, their job can quickly become difficult. Thankfully, Work-Fit can offer athletic trainers exciting opportunities to foster a healthy work-life balance. Those opportunities include:
- Not working weekends.
Many athletic trainer jobs have extensive hours that can unpredictably seep into the weekends. But weekends are built-in rest days, and you can’t perform your best job without proper rest, completely separated from work. That’s why, at Work-Fit, our athletic trainers don’t work on weekends. They can truly get the rest they need to recharge for an energetic working week.
- Actually working a 40-hour workweek.
So many athletic trainer jobs require hours that stretch beyond the 40-hour workweek they signed up for. At Work-Fit, we believe that a 40-hour workweek gives our employees time to enjoy hobbies outside work and to comfortably fulfill responsibilities at home.
- Actually having time to spend with family and friends.
Many athletic trainer jobs restrict employees’ social lives to the workplace. While workplace friendships are healthy, a social life is important outside of the office. We believe in giving athletic trainers the time and space to maintain and grow their support networks in multiple social settings.
- Actually having the opportunity to grow.
In addition to giving athletic trainers the space to cultivate an identity outside work, Work-Fit offers opportunities for career growth. Leadership training programs, grants toward professional development and mentorships can help athletic trainers boost their career goals. On our team, both personal and professional development matter.
Interested in learning more about working for Work-Fit?
Are you an athletic trainer searching for a new career opportunity? Our team at Work-Fit is so excited to offer opportunities to new athletic trainers. If you are interested in joining a company that values your work-life balance, you can find out about open positions by visiting our frequently updated Careers page.
You can also contact our team today for more information about our job opportunities or to learn how we strive to keep our clients and employees work fit.