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Sports Agent - Employment and Outlook

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Sports Agent - Employment and Outlook

Employment
About 50 percent of agents and business managers are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Artist and event management companies
  • Performing arts companies
  • Entertainers

Outlook
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.

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.InstructionsNotes

Agents and Business Managers (CIS 100228)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



This occupation
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Illinois
709
Very small
&
11.3%
8.6%
>>>>
22
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
5
Very small
&
20.0%
3.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Cook County
482
Small
&
8.3%
6.7%
>>>>
13
Few
  Edwardsville Area
10
Very small
&
30.0%
8.4%
>>>>
0
None
  Lake County
54
Very small
&
22.2%
12.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
United States
24,100
Small
&
14.1%
14.3%
>>>>
800
Very few


    

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