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The sport industry in the U.S. is projected to grow to $73.5 billion by 2019 (from $60.5 billion) according to Forbes. The job growth rate in the entertainment and sport occupation industry has been projected to grow to 827,700 jobs during a span from 2014-2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Typically, beginning level positions in sport management earn around $35,000 per year, mid-level positions around $50,000 per year, while upper-level positions can earn more than $100,000 annually. Candidates with a master’s degree in sport management can be confident job growth will continue to stay strong, with projections the field will grow at least 13% through 2018. Thus, illustrating the sport management industry as a robust business segment in need of qualified and educated individuals.