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Real Estate Jobs and MBA Programs in Washington
Washington is a good place to settle for real estate brokers as there are many educational and career opportunities. In Washington, there are currently 810 jobs for real estate brokers and this is projected to grow by 16 percent to 2,780 jobs by 2016. Over the next 10 years, the national job pool is projected to rise by eight percent, short of the state growth for real estate brokers. In general, real estate brokers operate real estate offices, or work for commercial real estate firms, overseeing real estate transactions.
In Washington, the income for real estate brokers is $44 per hour or $92,000 per year. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is $37 hourly or $77,000 per year on average.
Nicknamed the Evergreen State, Washington is home to 6,664,195 people. It's population has increased 13.1 percent over the last 10 years. The state capital is Olympia. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs and at $42,747, the average annual income in Washington was higher than the previous year's per capita figure of $41,919. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9 percent in 2009. It rose by 3.5 percentage points from the previous year. Roughly 27.7 percent of state residents have college degrees. This is under the national average.
The top employing fields in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, monorail system manufacturing and refrigerated warehousing.
While being known for many things, one of the most noteworthy, Everett is the site of the world's largest building, Boeing's final assembly plant. One of the unique tidbits about Washington is the state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.
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.