About 50 percent of agents and business managers are self-employed.
- Artist and event management companies
- Performing arts companies
The demand for entertainers is expected to increase over the next decade. As a result, more agents should be needed to represent the larger number of professional athletes and actors. However, this growth will not be in all states. California and New York are likely to add the most new jobs for agents and managers.
Competition for jobs will be strong. The glamour of this occupation and the lack of formal entry requirements attract many people. Only the most talented will represent famous clients.
In Illinois, employment of agents and business managers is expected to grow at an average rate through 2020. This is a small occupation with a small number of job openings.