#4, Entertainment and sports agent
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Median Yearly Pay: $62,940
Job Growth, 2008-2018: 22%
There’s a reason Ari Gold struts around and says things like, “I always dreamed about ruling the world, but now that I’m getting older I’ll settle for Hollywood.” Although the script of life isn’t as snappy as the script of
Entourage, there are parallels. Competition between agents is fierce because the job gives you “the ability to work with people who have become the very, very best at what they do,” says Molly Fletcher, president of client representation at Career Sports and Entertainment, a sports and entertainment agency. “When you can be around people who are that successful, it makes you better.” Entertainers, sadly, usually don’t know how to draw up a legal contract. “There will always be demand for talent, whether in Hollywood or in sports,” Fletcher says.