Also known as Agent, Athlete Marketing Agent, Booker, Booking Agent, Entertainment Specialist, Literary Agent, Print Agent, Talent Agent, Talent Representative, Theatrical Agent
Also known as Agent, Athlete Marketing Agent, Booker
Talent Agents represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers.
In addition, Talent Agents may handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
Talent Agents are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Talent Agents. More generally, Talent Agents are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Talent Agent is $75,420, and the average salary is $98,070. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Talent Agent salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Talent Agents earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Talent Agents earn less than $35,840 per year, 25% earn less than $53,130, 75% earn less than $122,010, and 90% earn less than $190,500.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Talent Agents is expected to change by 46.0%, and there should be roughly 3,400 open positions for Talent Agents every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Talent Agent are usually higher in their Enterprising, Conventional, and Social interests.
Talent Agents typically have very strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Also, Talent Agents typically have moderate Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Lastly, Talent Agents typically have moderate Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Talent Agent tend to value Independence, Achievement, and Relationships.
Most importantly, Talent Agents very strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Second, Talent Agents very strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Lastly, Talent Agents strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Talent Agents must consistently demonstrate qualities such as persistence, initiative, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Talent Agents, ranked by importance:
Many Talent Agents will have a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Talent Agents usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Talent Agents may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, sales and marketing, or administration and management knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Talent Agents might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Talent Agents must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Talent Agents need abilities such as oral expression, oral comprehension, and written comprehension in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Talent Agents, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Talent Agents frequently use skills like reading comprehension, active listening, and speaking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Talent Agents, ranked by their relative importance.
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