Career Information


What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?


Why is This a Good Career Bet?

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase of 21% for real estate agents and 18% for real estate brokers in Texas over the next decade.

Job skills needed for a career in real estate include:

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer proficiency
  • Listening skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management

Knowledge of real estate issues is useful in many areas, including:

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Building code inspection
  • Construction
  • Investments
  • Property and casualty insurance
  • Real estate appraisal
  • Real estate brokerage and sales
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate leasing and management
  • Residential and commercial lending
  • Surveying
  • Title insurance and escrow
  • Urban planning

A background in real estate can prepare you for a career as:

  • Appraiser
  • Investor
  • Loan officer
  • Office manager
  • Property manager
  • Real estate agent
  • Real estate broker
  • Relocation specialist
  • Tax assessor