Interactive learning experience
Athletic Trainer Assistant (Current Employee) – Fitchburg, MA – November 15, 2017
I am a sophomore nursing student. This job that I currently hold at Fitchburg State University is a work study, in which I am allowed to work up to 20 hours a week. I think 20 hours is a perfect amount to work while balancing nursing school, as well. I assist the athletic trainers in their daily occurrences on the job with a variety of sports teams. In the fall I work with football; in the winter I work with hockey; in the spring I work mainly with lacrosse and track, but sometimes I am thrown into help with other sports. My job is limited due to lack of experience, but I help and offer my assistance in any way that I can. Typically across the board, I help out with waters and gatorades for practices and games, wrap and ice athletes before/ after sporting events, and instill athlete information with the use of SportsWare. Although athletic training and nursing have different career paths and settings, I can note a lot of overlap between the two professions. Whenever I am with the athletic trainers and someone gets injured or have an injury, they are always explaining how certain things happen or take it as a chance to review human anatomy with me, which I find extremely helpful. I appreciate the job and how lucky I was when I had the chance to get it.
Learning experiences, Similar to nursing, camaraderie between trainers and athletes