Umpires and Referees
On the Job
Umpires and Referees officiate at sporting events. They enforce the rules of games and decide on penalties when players break the rules.
This career requires good eyesight and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Evaluate skills of athletes or performers.
- Coach others.
- Compile technical information or documentation.
- Verify accuracy of data.
- Coordinate athletic or sporting events or activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- High levels of competition.
- Working with a group or team.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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