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Occupation Title: Real Estate Sales Agents

Description: Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 41-9022

Sample Job Titles: Realtor, Associate Broker, Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Broker Associate, Sales Agent, Broker Associate, Broker in Charge, Real Estate Salesperson

Salary Chart Real Estate Sales Agents

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 153,740
2011: 158,340
2012: 162,560
2013: 158,850
2014: 157,660

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 70,200
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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