Real Estate Agents and Brokers

Real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses and sell, rent, or manage the property of others. Real estate agents are salespeople who are either self-employed or hired by brokers. Sometimes, the term agent is applied to both real estate brokers and agents. There are approximately 517,800 real estate agents and real estate brokers employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Sales
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification Required

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