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Young Person's Occupational Outlook Handbook, 7th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Sales& RelatedOccupations

Advertising Sales Agents

On the Job

Advertising sales agents do exactly what the name suggests—they sell advertising, including space in publications and for Web sites, signs and billboards, and television and radio time. Some work with businesses to decide what forms of advertising will work best. Others work for media companies to sell the space they have for advertising. The work can be stressful because of irregular hours and sales quotas.

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