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Advertising Sales Agents

General Information

Description

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or Internet establishments or public spaces.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit83.98%
  2. Self-employed10.32%
  3. Private, not for profit4.62%
  4. Federal government0.63%
  5. State and local government0.29%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Marketing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-7%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$58,450

State-by-state Salary

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$96,960
$34,940
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 51%
  • High school 29%
  • Some college 13%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Administrative
  • Mathematics

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