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NPB: Results from player surveys on second careers

by on Jan.25, 2012 @ 2:18 am, under NPB

The NPB released the results of the player survey on second careers.  Some of the numbers:

  • 223 players from all 12 NPB teams participated in the survey.  Average age: 23.7.  Average number of playing years: 3.4.
  • 70% of players are worried about their lives after retirement (down from 74% last year).  Most were worried about what they were going to do next (43.4%) and salary (43%).
  • The top five jobs that players wanted to try after retirement:
    1. high school coach - 28.4% (up from 26%)
    2. restaurant owner - 13%
    3. university, industrial league coach - 11.7% (up from 10%)
    4. advanced scout / scout - 11.1%
    5. pro yakyu coach - 8.6%
  • 64.3% of players said they had savings, 10.3% said they had none, and 25.4% said they were not sure.
  • Of those that had savings:
    • 31.6% up to 5M yen
    • 23.7% between 10M and 20M yen
    • 19.7% between 30M and 50M yen
    • 6.6% more than 50M yen

Sources:

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