The NPB released results from their annual player survey on second careers. Some of the numbers:
- 246 players from all 12 NPB teams participated in the survey. Average age: 23.7. Average number of playing years: 3.9.
- 71.5% of players are worried about their lives after retirement (up from 70% last year). Most were worried about what they were going to do next (46.7%) and salary (44.5%).
- The top five jobs that players wanted to try after retirement:
- restaurant owner - 17.8% (up from 13.0%)
- high school coach - 15.0% (down from 28.4%)
- pro yakyu coach - 13.5% (up from 8.6%)
- university, industrial league coach - 8.6% (down from 11.7%)
- advanced scout / scout - 8.0% (down from 11.1%)
Note: the NPB explains the sudden drop in players with interest in becoming high school coaches to a change in wording. The latest survery reflects the new rules for becoming a high school coach and players may have been confused by the changes to the question -- the option changed from "High School Coach" to "Get a teaching license, coach baseball."
Source: official results (in Japanese)