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Career and Education Opportunities for Travel Agents in Florida

Florida has a population of 18,537,969, which has grown by 15.99% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunshine State," its capital is Tallahassee, though its largest city is Jacksonville.

Currently, 10,250 people work as travel agents in Florida. This is expected to grow by 3% to about 10,550 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for travel agents are expected to shrink by about 1.1%. Travel agents generally plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers.

Income for travel agents is about $13 per hour or $27,040 annually on average in Florida. Nationally, their income is about $14 per hour or $30,570 per year. Compared with people working in the overall category of Travel, people working as travel agents in Florida earn more. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Travel nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 10,424,100 jobs in Florida. The average annual income was $39,064 in 2008, up from $39,036 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Florida was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Roughly 22.3% of Florida residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Florida include employment services, professional employer organizations, and water transportation. Notable tourist destinations include the Brown Museum of Art, the Museum of Science and History, and the Mike S Aquatics.

CITIES WITH Travel Agent OPPORTUNITIES IN Florida


JOB DESCRIPTION: Travel Agent

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

In general, travel agents plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. They also determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, and accommodations required.

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

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LOCATION INFORMATION: Florida

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Florida has a population of 18,537,969, which has grown by 15.99% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunshine State," its capital is Tallahassee, though its biggest city is Jacksonville. In 2008, there were a total of 10,424,100 jobs in Florida. The average annual income was $39,064 in 2008, up from $39,036 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Florida was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. About 22.3% of Florida residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Florida include employment services, professional employer organizations, and water transportation. Notable tourist destinations include the Fish Mania, the Mike S Aquatics, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.