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Artists, Performers, and Athletes Agents/Managers
(SOC Code : 13-1011)
in California

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

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Work experience, plus bachelor's or higher degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20151st Qtr$61.58$20.76$41.21N/A

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2012 - 20225,8007,2001,40024.1270

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Promoter, Amateur California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization, Inc.
Promoter, ProfessionalDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Athletic Commission
MatchmakersDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Athletic Commission
Matchmaker, AssistantDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Athletic Commission

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Performing Arts Companies 3,8141.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions & Contracts Management

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Collect fees, commissions, or other payments, according to contract terms.
Confer with clients to develop strategies for their careers, and to explain actions taken on their behalf.
Develop contacts with individuals and organizations, and apply effective strategies and techniques to ensure their clients` success.
Negotiate with managers, promoters, union officials, and other persons regarding clients` contractual rights and obligations.
Schedule promotional or performance engagements for clients.
Keep informed of industry trends and deals.
Manage business and financial affairs for clients, such as arranging travel and lodging, selling tickets, and directing marketing and advertising activities.
Conduct auditions or interviews to evaluate potential clients.
Arrange meetings concerning issues involving their clients.
Prepare periodic accounting statements for clients.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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