Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes

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What they do:
Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect fees, commissions, or other payments, according to contract terms.
  • Send samples of clients' work and other promotional material to potential employers to obtain auditions, sponsorships, or endorsement deals.
  • Keep informed of industry trends and deals.



  • customer service
  • sales and marketing

Arts and Humanities

  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture


  • multimedia


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information


  • bringing people together to solve differences
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Web page creation and editing software

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  • LinkedIn Hot Technology

Video conferencing software

  • Videoconferencing software
  • Zoom Hot Technology In Demand

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

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