Career Details

Real Estate Developer


Career Overview

A real estate developer designs, sells, and builds real estate developments. The developer in the video, Robert Rinke, has designed multiple resorts on Pensacola Beach, Florida. NOTE: This is a very specialized position, so the salary range may vary widely depending on the size and location of the developer's properties.


There isn't one definite pathway into become a developer. Having a strong background in real estate and a four-year bachelor's degree in business or building construction may be helpful.

Salary Expectations

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Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Science - as much as possible, including physics!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for a developer depends on the real estate needs of a particular geographical area.

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Work Environment

A real estate developer spends time split between the office and job site, depending upon where they are in the developmental cycle (planning vs. building).


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

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