Digital Agents


Overview

Digital Agents

Introduction

Digital agents are people who have excellent technology skills and/or creative knowledge and market these talents to companies that are in need of technical skills or creative expertise. They may represent both people who want to work on a project-by-project basis or those who are seeking full-time salaried positions. Typical clients include software engineers, Web developers, game designers, and animators. Companies also come to digital agents seeking their help in finding employees with appropriate technology skills and/or artisti...

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Median Salary

$66,040

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Experience as an intern, volunteer, or assistant


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide salary information for digital agents. It does report that agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes earned a median salary of $66,040 in May 2015. The top 10 percent earned more than $187,600, and the lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,440. Salaries for digital agents are similar to these figures, although very successfu...

Work Environment

Digital agents can generally expect to work in a clean, comfortable office environment. Many people in employment placement and talent agency firms often work more than 40 hours a week. In addition, anyone working so closely with the high-tech and digital media industries must spend a good deal of time reading, researching, and keeping abreast of computer and Internet technology. They also spen...

Outlook

There should continue to be good opportunities for digital agents in coming years. Computers and the Internet play an integral role in the success of corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Demand is strong for new video games, animated films, Web sites, and other digital media. Aspiring digital agents must keep in mind that because the work of the digital agent is so sp...

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