Advertising Sales Agents

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What do they do?

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.

Also known as:

Account Executive (AE), Account Manager, Accounts Executive, Accounts Manager, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Account Representative, Advertising Consultant, Advertising Coordinator, Advertising Representative, Advertising Sales Representative (Ad Sales Representative), Directory Advertising Sales Representative, Marketing Consultant, Sales Executive, Sales Representative

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Advertising Sales Agents in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Advertising Sales Agents is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 380

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Majors that prepare Advertising Sales Agents:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.1%)
  • Master's degree (9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (51.3%)
  • Associate's degree (8.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (10.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.8%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Develop content for sales presentations or other materials.
  • Deliver promotional presentations to current or prospective customers.
  • Identify potential customers.
  • Develop professional relationships or networks.
  • Estimate costs or terms of sales.
  • Contact current or potential customers to promote products or services.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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