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Career and Education Opportunities for Agents

In general, agents represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes to prospective employers. They also may handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Agent career.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Agent

Agent video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Agents develop contacts with individuals and organizations, and apply effective strategies and techniques to insure their clients' success. They also keep informed of industry trends and deals. Equally important, agents have to collect fees or other payments, in line with contract terms. They are often called upon to arrange meetings concerning issues involving their clients. They are expected to talk with clients to evolve strategies for their careers, and to explain actions taken on their behalf. Finally, agents negotiate with managers and other persons regarding clients' contractual rights and obligations.

Every day, agents are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings.