The real estate industry makes up nearly 20% of our nation's economy. In the real estate sector, there are many in demand career opportunities. Becoming licensed as a real estate agent, mortgage loan officer (MLO) or appraiser in Florida can set the stage for your long-term success in this vital sector of our economy.
A real estate license can open many doors. In addition to working with a brokerage firm, real estate licensees will find opportunities working with builders, developers, research firms, governmental entities, commercial brokerage firms, consulting firms, and in property management. The Labor Department predicts faster than average job growth for real estate agents over the next 8 years (through 2028).
Mortgage Loan Officers (MLOs) are in high demand and the growth rate in this field is predicted to be higher than average over the next 8 years (through 2028). MLOs enjoy good pay (with an annual mean wage of $78,000 in Florida) and interesting work. MLOs can work in residential and commercial real estate lending.
Required Education: High School Diploma (or equivalent) 20-Hour Pre-License SAFE Mortgage Course
Real estate appraisers analyze market conditions and property characteristics to reach a professional opinion of value for residential and commercial real estate. Opportunities in this field are predicted to grow at a faster than average rate over the next 8 years (through 2028). Appraisers work in private appraisal firms as well as within governmental agencies.
Appraiser Trainee Required Education: High School Diploma (or equivalent) 100-Hour Pre-License Appraisal Courses
Certified Appraiser Required Education: Bachelor (4-year) degree in any field or Associate (2-year) degree in real estate, finance, or business, with a minimum of 30 credit hours in related courses 200-Hour Appraisal Courses 1,500 Experience Hours
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (Real Estate, MLO, Appraiser) & National Association of REALTORS
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