Top 20 Sports Teams in the USA - The Most Attractive Employers in Sport

Eight NBA teams and eight Major League Soccer franchises make the majority of the organisations listed in the Top 20 Most Attractive Employers in Sport, among American sports teams, according to a survey conducted by the Switzerland-based company iWorkinSport. 

They are joined by two NFL franchises and two Major League Baseball sides.

The second edition of the study surveyed more than a 1,600 people from all continents, with the majority already working in sport, and asked them a simple question: “If you could choose to work anywhere in sport, where would that be?” 

At first, the respondents chose organisations divided into ten categories, and at the end, they indicated one single preferred choice, overall – the “Employer of their Dreams”.

In the category Sports Teams in the USA*, the 20 most voted organisations were, in alphabetical order:

Atlanta United FC (MLS)
Boston Celtics (NBA)
Boston Red Sox (MLB)
Chicago Bulls (NBA)
Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Inter Miami CF (MLS)
LA Galaxy (MLS)
Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)
Los Angeles FC (MLS)
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Miami Dolphins (NFL)
Miami Heat (NBA)
New York City FC (MLS)
New York Knicks (NBA)
New York Red Bulls (MLS)
New York Yankees (MLB)
Orlando City SC (MLS)
San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
Toronto FC (MLS)
Toronto Raptors (NBA)

The final rankings of the iWorkinSport Most Attractive Employers 2022 will be announced at an Awards ceremony at the Olympic Museum, in Lausanne, on May 19th, at a VIP dinner offered to recruiters and academic partners of the iWorkinSport Job Fair, which will take place the following day in Lausanne. The report will also feature insightful job market trends’ analysis and interviews. 


iWorkinSport will be posting the shortlists of the Top 20 Most Attractive Employers in Sport, in each category. To find out which companies are shortlisted, follow iWorkinSport’s professional and social media channels: LinkedIn,   YouTube,   Facebook,   Instagram,   Twitter   and   


More about The Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2022

The survey was conducted from 20 December 2021 to 15 March 2022 and had more than 1,600 respondents, from 111 countries, with 90% having at least a bachelor degree and 63% with postgraduate education, while 79% already work in sport. Detailed demographics data will be available in the report.


About iWorkinSport

iWorkinSport is the Global Hub for everything on career, recruitment and education in sport.

The company connects and provides solutions and opportunities to all stakeholders in the field of career development in sport - be it candidates, employers, employees, students, academic programmes, HR professionals, recruitment agencies, consultants, career coaches, etc. It also produces, aggregates and curates content and knowledge relevant to career in sport.

iWorkinSport was created in 2017 with the aim to organise the first truly international career fair focused on the sports industry. It enables some of the most renowned organisations to meet, interview and recruit students and alumni from the most prestigious sport management programmes in the world.  


World-class sports organisations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIFA, UEFA, FIBA, Adidas, Juventus FC, Manchester City FC, Infront, IMG, TEAM Marketing, the NBA, Eurovision, Soccerex, the World Football Summit and many others have been in attendance, recruiting at the event. The next iWorkinSport Job Fair will happen in Lausanne, Switzerland, on May 20th. For more information and to register, go to .  


In addition to the traditional Job Fair, iWorkinSport organises two online events: the Education Virtual Expo and the Virtual Job Fair.



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*Canadian teams playing the MLS, MLB, NBA and NHL were included in survey under the category “Sports Teams in the USA”