I'm 17 and have been thinking of "what I want to be when I grow up". In my ideal world I would be a professional athlete but I know this isn't realistic despite me being at national / international standard this year.
The thing is I can't see myself ever being happy in a normal 9-5 like as a doctor or a teacher - I've had many depressive episodes that have been triggered by living within confines. I live for competition, glory, pressure, and want to actually make a difference. So I'm thinking becoming a sports agent would be perfect for me but I don't really know a lot about it, so I have some questions.
1. Would it limit my chances of developing relationships with people due to me being a female? I know that a lot of people put trust into males more and I have always specified in coaches etc that I find males a lot easier to get on with.
2. What is a realistic starting salary? I've researched this and found a site which said something about £45000 per year from the first year which seems ridiculously high for starters.
3. Would working at a large agency mean you have an office job or would it still mean travelling, meeting and representing athletes / players as a freelance individual would?
4. Is it imperative for me to have a law degree?
5. Is it the norm for agents to specialise within sports or would they work within a variety?
Thanks in advance, I know it's a lot of questions but if anyone could PLEASE help me I'd be v v grateful. Going to try and shadow an agent but would like a little more knowledge if I could before this!!
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