We calculated that 18% of Scorekeepers are proficient in Data Entry, Accurate Records, and Softball. They’re also known for soft skills such as Good vision, Physical stamina, and Teamwork.
We break down the percentage of Scorekeepers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Data Entry, 18%
Keep accurate league and tournament required statistic and perform necessary data entry.
- Accurate Records, 15%
Maintained accurate records for several athletic games and tournaments.
- Softball, 13%
Supervised and controlled intramural basketball and softball games internally.
- Intramural Sports, 10%
Trained scorekeeper of the many intramural sports played at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).
- Score Sheets, 9%
Operate electronic scoreboard and maintain records on score sheets, by accurately recording each players fielding and at bats.
- Recreational Activities, 8%
Summer employment assisting with recreational activities.
Most Scorekeepers list "Data Entry," "Accurate Records," and "Softball" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important Scorekeeper responsibilities here: Arguably the most important personality trait for a Scorekeeper to have happens to be Good vision. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "Umpires, referees, and other sports officials must have good vision to view infractions and identify any violations during play" Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that Scorekeepers can use Good vision to "Use of good communication between myself and the referees to make sure I place the correct data on the scoreboard. " Another commonly found skill for being able to perform Scorekeeper duties is the following: Physical stamina. According to a Scorekeeper resume, "Many umpires, referees, and other sports officials are required to stand, walk, run, or squat for long periods during games and events." Check out this example of how Scorekeepers use Physical stamina: "Develop weekly schedules and daily instructional activities for all aspects of physical education. " Another skill that is quite popular among Scorekeepers is Teamwork. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a Scorekeeper resume: "Because many umpires, referees, and other sports officials work in groups to officiate a game, the ability to cooperate and come to a mutual decision is essential." This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "Present Goal: To enforce the rules of intramural sports with teamwork, quick decision making, and quality communication. " A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "Communication skills" is important to completing Scorekeeper responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way Scorekeepers use this skill: "Umpires, referees, and other sports officials must have good communication skills because they inform athletes on the rules of the game, discuss infractions, and settle disputes." Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical Scorekeeper tasks: "Facilitated communication lines between General Manager and others on staff. "
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We've found that 58.3% of Scorekeepers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 3.7% earned their master's degrees before becoming a Scorekeeper. While it's true that most Scorekeepers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every six Scorekeepers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The Scorekeepers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Business and Kinesiology, while a small population of Scorekeepers studied General Studies and Psychology.
When you're ready to become a Scorekeeper, you might wonder which companies hire Scorekeepers. According to our research through Scorekeeper resumes, Scorekeepers are mostly hired by University of Florida, Bridgewater State University, and City of Delaware. Now is a good time to apply as University of Florida has 2 Scorekeepers job openings, and there are 1 at Bridgewater State University and 1 at City of Delaware.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Scorekeepers tend to earn the biggest salaries at University of Florida, City of Westerville, and Eden Prairie. Take University of Florida for example. The median Scorekeeper salary is $54,332. At City of Westerville, Scorekeepers earn an average of $41,169, while the average at Eden Prairie is $40,663. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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