Real estate is an ideal career for many reasons. Real estate agents often set their
own hours, and about 6 of 10 are self-employed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics. Many people work as real estate agents part-time, allowing them to supplement
The bureau expects employment for real estate agents to grow between 9 percent and
17 percent between 2004 and 2014. And the work can be lucrative. According to the
"The median annual earnings of salaried real estate sales agents, including commissions,
were $35,670 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $23,500 and $58,110
a year. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,600, and the highest 10 percent
earned more than $92,770."
Whether you plan to become your own boss or work for an agency -- if you plan to work
full-time or supplement your income, Columbus State is an ideal place to start your
career in real estate.