Auctioneers

Auctioneers appraise, assemble, and advertise goods, which they subsequently sell to the highest bidder during an auction. They act as salespeople for the family, company, or agency selling the items to be auctioned. Depending on their area of expertise, they may auction off anything from a rare book to an entire office building.


Quick Facts
Duties Appraise, assemble, and advertise goods, which are sold to the highest bidder during an auction
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Speech
Experience Several years of part-time experience may be necessary before becoming a full-time auctioneer
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Sales
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Talkative
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Self-Employment
  • Auctioneer
  • Auction Assistant

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