Real Estate professionals, including sales agents, brokers, consultants and more help clients buy and sell properties at the best price. Duties include contract negotiation, showing properties, and discovering selling opportunities. Many in the industry are self-employed, which has pros and cons, but does allow personal commitment and expertise development to dictate career advancement. It is a growth market, with a strong demand for professionals across disciplines. Qualifications include passing a state licensing exam, relevant certifications and, ideally, a bachelor’s degree.