Also known as Counter Clerk, Counter Service Representative, Leasing Consultant, Rental Agent, Rental Associate, Rental Clerk, Rental Counter Clerk, Rental Sales Representative, Rentals Assistant, Video Clerk
Also known as Counter Clerk, Counter Service Representative, Leasing Consultant
Rental Agents receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services.
In addition, Rental Agents may describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment.
Rental Agents are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Rental Agents. More generally, Rental Agents are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Rental Agent is $30,870, and the average salary is $34,700. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Rental Agent salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Rental Agents earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Rental Agents earn less than $20,780 per year, 25% earn less than $25,540, 75% earn less than $39,960, and 90% earn less than $53,550.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Rental Agents is expected to change by 7.9%, and there should be roughly 46,800 open positions for Rental Agents every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Rental Agent are usually higher in their Conventional and Enterprising interests.
Rental Agents typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Also, Rental Agents typically have strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Rental Agent tend to value Relationships, Support, and Independence.
Most importantly, Rental Agents moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Rental Agents moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Rental Agents somewhat value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Rental Agents must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, self-control, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Rental Agents, ranked by importance:
Working as a Rental Agent usually requires a high school diploma.
Rental Agents need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Rental Agents may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, administrative, or sales and marketing knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Rental Agents might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Rental Agents must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Rental Agents need abilities such as oral comprehension, oral expression, and speech recognition in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Rental Agents, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Rental Agents frequently use skills like active listening, speaking, and service orientation to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Rental Agents, ranked by their relative importance.
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