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Career and Education Opportunities for Travel Agents in New Jersey

New Jersey has a population of 8,707,739, which has grown by 3.49% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Garden State," its capital is Trenton, though its biggest city is Newark.

About 4,300 people are currently employed as travel agents in New Jersey. By 2016, this is expected to grow 11% to about 4,700 people employed. This is better than the national trend for travel agents, which sees this job pool shrinking by about 1.1% over the next eight years. In general, travel agents plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers.

The income of a travel agent is about $14 hourly or $30,280 annually on average in New Jersey. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $14 hourly or $30,570 per year on average. Travel agents earn more than people working in the category of Travel generally in New Jersey and more than people in the Travel category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 5,176,293 jobs in New Jersey. The average annual income was $51,473 in 2008, up from $50,364 the previous year. The unemployment rate in New Jersey was 9.2% in 2009, which has grown by 3.7% since the previous year. Roughly 29.8% of New Jersey residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in New Jersey include wholesale trade, durable goods merchant wholesalers, and drugs' sundries merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the A P Personal Limo, the New Jersey Historical Society, and the Market Amusement Inc.

CITIES WITH Travel Agent OPPORTUNITIES IN New Jersey


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: New Jersey

New Jersey
New Jersey photo by Derek Jensen

New Jersey has a population of 8,707,739, which has grown by 3.49% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Garden State," its capital is Trenton, though its most populous city is Newark. In 2008, there were a total of 5,176,293 jobs in New Jersey. The average annual income was $51,473 in 2008, up from $50,364 the previous year. The unemployment rate in New Jersey was 9.2% in 2009, which has grown by 3.7% since the previous year. Roughly 29.8% of New Jersey residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in New Jersey include wholesale trade, durable goods merchant wholesalers, and drugs' sundries merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the Morris Museum, the New Jersey Historical Society, and the A P Personal Limo.