I have asked my students this multiple times and am always surprised how often my middle schoolers want to be a professional athlete. I made this WebQuest mostly with them in mind, but also for the students to learn what else is out there for them after high school. There are questions for either:
Skilled Labor/Certificate programs
I have included a link to the website that I created for this WebQuest that will help the students find their answer and involves the ones who choose professional athlete to watch short clips of the 30 for 30 documentary "Broke."