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Real Estate: Career and Education Opportunities in Alabama

Real Estate: Real Estate Agents help manage the difficult job of finding and selling homes and business properties. Acting as brokers, they help people navigate the legal and technical issue of real estate sales as well as the marketing and pricing of properties.

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Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham. In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Alan's Discount Music, the The Hip Hop Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.


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Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agents rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Real Estate Agents need to negotiate with others and try to resolve differences. They also need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them.
Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Brokers operate real estate offices, or work for commercial real estate firms, overseeing real estate transactions. Real Estate Brokers need to negotiate with others and try to resolve differences. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.