Many students are unsure of the exact occupation they want to have once they graduate. Advertising sales agents use a combination of marketing and creativity and, according to bls.gov, have a considerable payoff as occupants of the career. If you are trying to become a sales agent in the advertising field, you have come to the right blog.

First off, you should make sure that this career is right for you. Before you start thinking advertising is all about commercials and catchy slogans, you must realize that there is a lot more to this career than that.

The work environment is definitely something that should be acknowledge and considered when choosing a career. According to bls.gov, being a sales agent in the world of advertising entails long hours, quotas to meet, and lots of pressure as far as deadlines. Advertising sales agents sell advertising space to businesses and individuals. They contact potential clients, make sales presentations, and maintain client accounts. There are a range of industries an advertising sales agent could work in, including advertising agencies, radio, television, and internet publishing. (bls.gov)

To become an advertising sales agent, many industries and companies require that you have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. This usually can get someone an entry-level position in advertising sales. However, many businesses and advertising agencies are beginning to aim for new employees with a bachelor’s degree. And sales experience and communication skills are essential, of course.

The median pay in 2010 for an advertising sales agent, also according to bls.gov, was about $45,350 per year or $21.80 per hour.

Employment of advertising sales agents is expected to go up 13% from 2010 to 2020. Print advertising will decline and will be balanced out by an increase in internet and television advertising sales.

If you’re still unsure about getting a career as an advertising sales agent, some similar occupations include insurance sales agents, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, public relations specialists, and advertising promotions and marketing managers.

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Resources: bls.gov

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