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Real Estate: Career and Education Opportunities in Massachusetts

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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Massachusetts has a population of 6,593,587, which has grown by 3.85% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bay State," Massachusetts's capital and largest city is Boston. In 2008, there were a total of 4,251,139 jobs in Massachusetts. The average annual income was $50,897 in 2008, up from $49,644 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 8.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. About 33.2% of Massachusetts residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Massachusetts include wholesale electronic markets and brokers, portfolio management, and navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Boston Sparks Association, the Gibson House Museum, and the Boston Fire Museum.


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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.