The education prerequisites for a career as a talent agent vary depending upon the industry in which an agent specializes. For example, literary agents would do well to earn at the very least a bachelor's degree in journalism or english. More often than not, agents earn degrees in business or marketing, but any degree related to an agent's area of expertise usually suffices.
Entrepreneurial talent agents who seek to launch their own talent agency would do well to earn an advanced degree at one of the top MBA programs in North America; specifically an MBA degree with a focus on marketing.
Other than industry expertise or a strong background in marketing, talent agents must be highly self-motivated individuals who can work long hours without any supervision. Great social skills and the ability to understand financial negotiations are two other indispensable traits of a successful agent.
What are Talent Agents like?
Based on our pool of users, talent agents tend to be predominately artistic people.
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Talent Agents by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 90 Sokanu users
Are Talent Agents happy?
Talent agents rank
careers. Overall they rank in the 82nd percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Talent Agent Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Talent Agents
The most common degree held by talent agents is Communications.
8% of talent agents had a degree in communications before becoming talent agents. That is over 2 times the average across all careers.
English Literature graduates are the second most common among talent agents, representing 5% of talent agents in the Sokanu user base, which is 1.2 times the average.
Talent Agent Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Talent Agent, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.