Advertising sales agents sell advertising space to businesses and individuals. They contact potential clients, make sales presentations, and maintain client accounts.
Advertising sales agents work under pressure to meet sales quotas. They work in a range of industries, including advertising agencies, radio, television, and Internet publishing.
Although a high school diploma is typically enough for an entry-level advertising sales position, some employers prefer applicants who have a bachelor's degree. Sales experience and communication skills are essential.
The median annual wage for advertising sales agents was $48,490 in May 2015.
Employment of advertising sales agents is projected to decline 3 percent from 2014 to 2024. Increasing Internet and television advertising sales will not offset the decline in advertising activity in print newspapers.
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