Occupation Profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes to prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.


$64,500.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
5.6 Average Unemployment Percentage 17.6 Percentage That Completed High School
25,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 23.0 Percentage That Had Some College
27,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 59.4 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Advance Agent
Artist Agent
Artist Manager
Artist Representative
Artist's Manager
Artist's Representative
Athlete Marketing Agent
Athletic Agent
Author's Agent
Band Manager
Booking Agent
Booking Manager
Boxing Promoter
Business Agent
Business Manager
Celebrity Manager
Circus Agent
Concert Promoter
Contracts Specialist
Dramatic Agent
Entertainment Agent
Entertainment Manager
Event Promoter
Film Booker
Jockey's Agent
Literary Agent
Manager, Artist
Manager, Athlete
Manager, Booking
Manager, Business
Manager, Copyright
Manager, Fight
Manager, Repertoire
Manager, Touring Production
Media Promoter
Modeling Agent
Music Agent
Music Promoter
Patent Agent
Patent Broker
Picture Booker
Promotional Representative
Sports Agent
Talent Agent
Talent Buyer
Talent Manager
Talent Scout
Television Agent
Theatrical Agent

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • Supplemental — Obtain information about and/or inspect performance facilities, equipment, and accommodations to ensure that they meet specifications.
  • Core — Collect fees, commissions, or other payments, according to contract terms.
  • Supplemental — Hire trainers or coaches to advise clients on performance matters such as training techniques or performance presentations.
  • Core — Confer with clients to develop strategies for their careers, and to explain actions taken on their behalf.
  • Core — Develop contacts with individuals and organizations, and apply effective strategies and techniques to ensure their clients' success.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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