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Industries & Professions /
Real Estate Agents and Brokers
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of agents and brokers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2022. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that "an improving job market and rising consumer spending will drive demand for brokers and agents to handle commercial, retail, and industrial real estate transactions." Additionally, turnover within the field is high; new job opportunities become available as agents retire or transfer to other types of work.