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Sports Agents

Overview

Sports agents act as representatives for professional athletes in many different types of negotiations, providing advice and representation concerning contracts, endorsement and advertisement deals, public appearances, and financial investments and taxes, among other areas. They may represent only one athlete or many, depending on the sport, the size of their agency, and the demands of the client or clients they represent. There are approximately 13,230 agents and managers employed in the United States. However, that figure includes literary and talent agents, as well as sport agents.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Organized

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Owner of Sports Management Firm or Manager/Supervisor

Experienced Sports Agent

Entry-Level Sports Agent

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