Career Details

Account Executive (Sales)

Career Overview

A sales account executive has the job of maintaining current advertising accounts as well as looking for new ones. Renee, the executive featured in the video, works for a television station.


A four-year bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations, business, or a related field may be required to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$24,000 /yr
$51,000 /yr
$115,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
Future Outlook

Job opportunities for these positions may be decreasing in numbers over the next 10 years, so there will likely be a lot of competition for these positions.

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Work Environment

Advertising sales agents primarily work for advertising organizations, tv or radio stations, and newspaper publishers. These positions may be paid on a commission - there can be a lot of pressure because if you don't sell, you don't get paid!


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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