Department of Real Estate
Careers in Real Estate

Studying Real Estate can be rewarding and open doors to many different career options. Want to find out more about career possibilities and salaries?

Job Postings

Real Estate Career Paths

There are many rewarding and interesting job in real estate. Real Estate can lead to many career paths and the following list is just a few of the possible career choices you can pursue with an associate or a degree in Real Estate.

  • Appraiser
  • Assessor
  • Auctioning
  • Community Association Manager
  • Management of income properties
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Broker

Job Outlook and Salaries

Salaries and jobs vary widely. According to the U.S. Department of Labor for Real Estate www.bls.gov/oco/ocos120.htm , www.bls.gov/oco/ocos300.htm and www.bls.gov/oco/ocos022.htm , job growth outlook is expected to grow by 11 percent between 2006 and 2016. Another excellent source for wages and trends in Real Estate is America's Career InfoNet Career One Stop.

The following information is from the Occupational Outlook Handbook as listed above. Please click to their website for complete job information.

Projections Data from the National Employment Matrix
Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected Employment, 2016 Change, 2006-16 Detailed statistics
Number Percent
Real estate brokers and sales agents 41-9020 564,000 624,000 60,000 11 PDF zipped XLS
Real estate brokers 41-9021 131,000 146,000 15,000 11 PDF zipped XLS
Real estate sales agents 41-9022 432,000 478,000 46,000 11 PDF zipped XLS
Property, real estate, and community association managers 11-9141 329,000 379,000 50,000 15 PDF zipped XLS
Property, real estate, and community association managers 11-9141 329,000 379,000 50,000 15 PDF zipped XLS
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 13-2021 101,000 118,000 17,000 17 PDF zipped XLS

NOTE: Data in this table are rounded. See the discussion of the employment projections table in the Handbook introductory chapter on Occupational Information Included in the Handbook.