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Real Estate Jobs and MBA Programs in Oklahoma
Those thinking about careers as real estate brokers can find educational and employment prospects in Oklahoma. For real estate brokers in Oklahoma, the job pool is currently 640 and climbing. A projected rise of five percent in employment opportunities will make the figure 2,120 jobs by 2016. This is lower than the national growth trend for real estate brokers. National projections showing a rise of just eight percent over the next 10 years. Real estate brokers operate real estate offices, or work for commercial real estate firms, overseeing real estate transactions.
Real estate brokers earn $32 per hour or $67,000 per year on average in Oklahoma. Nationally, their income is $37 hourly or $77,000 per year on average.
Nicknamed the Sooner State, Oklahoma has a population of 3,687,050, which has grown by 6.9 percent in the last 10 years. The capital is Oklahoma City. There were a total of 2,206,469 jobs in 2008 and people in Oklahoma earned more than the previous year as the average annual income was $35,969, up from $34,298. The unemployment rate in Oklahoma was 6.4 percent in 2009, which has grown by 2.7 percentage points since the previous year. Roughly 20.3 percent of Oklahoma residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.
In Oklahoma, the top employers are in shipping container manufacturing, pump manufacturing, oil field machinery manufacturing and all other industrial machinery manufacturing.
One of the many things Oklahoma is known for, Turner Falls Park in Davis is the oldest park in Oklahoma. Many springs from the world famous Arbuckle Mountains form Honey Creek that cascades down a seventy-seven foot fall to a natural swimming pool making the majestic Turner Falls the largest waterfall in Oklahoma. Oklahoma has many unique characteristics, but one fun fact in particular is Anadarko is home to the only authentic Indian City in the United States. It is located in the beautiful Washita river valley in southwest Oklahoma.
Real estate brokers operate real estate offices, or work for commercial real estate firms, overseeing real estate transactions.
They regularly sell, for a fee, real estate owned by others and maintain knowledge of real estate law, local economies, fair housing laws.
They are required to negotiate with others and try to resolve differences. Also, they must manage and maintain budgets and other financial resources.
Real estate brokers should be able to articulate ideas and problems and listen to and understand others in meetings.
In order to be successful in the workplace, real estate brokers must be thorough and dependable and be reliable.