Real estate combines aspects of business, finance and property management. Students who enroll in the program become familiar with how real estate markets and institutions function. They learn the numerous complex laws they will deal with on a daily basis in the profession. Problem solving and analytical skills are gained so they will be able to resolve financing issues that will arise. Students also learn how to make appraisals for properties that are residential, retail and industrial. Real estate students are required to enroll in classes that deal with finance, investment, the laws of real estate and international real estate. In addition, business classes in accounting, business law, management and marketing are expected to be taken.
People who are business-minded, like to wheel and deal, and enjoy the challenge of building and rebuilding thrive in the field of real estate. Graduates seek employment with residential and commercial brokerage firms, appraisal firms, and mortgage and property management companies. Others may pursue their own entrepreneurial endeavors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for real estate brokers and sales agents is expected to increase by 14 percent through 2018, which is faster than average when compared to all jobs. Success is relative to the economy, but when it’s booming, the job can become lucrative. Stability ultimately depends on how income is managed.