Real Estate Clerks


Employment Prospects


Approximately 110,900 clerks are employed in the offices of real estate agents and brokers. Other major employers include real estate developers, finance and insurance companies, advertising agencies, local government, health care and social assistance organizations, administrative and support services companies, and professional, scientific, and technical services industries.

Starting Out

To secure an entry-level position, contact real estate-related companies directly. Online job sites, newspaper ads, and temporary-work agencies are also good sources for finding jobs in this field.

Advancement Prospects

Real estate clerks typically advance by learning new skills and being tasked with more complicated assignments. Clerks who demonstrate leadership ability may be asked to supervise other clerks, while others may be promoted to different clerical positions, such as secretary or receptionist. Some clerks may earn a college degree or other specialized training in order to advance to professional positions such as accountant, real estate agent, or construction manager.

Tips for Entry

Visit the following Web sites for job listings: and Professional associations also often offer job listings at their Web sites.

Obtain certification from the International Association of Administrative Professionals to improve your chances of landing a job.

Participate in internships or part-time jobs that are arranged by your college’s career services office.

Apply for any type of entry-level job in the real estate industry.