How to become a Advertising Account Executive

Advertising account executives devise and coordinate advertising campaigns to encourage consumers to purchase particular products or services.

Personal requirements of a Advertising Account Executive

  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Good communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Analytical ability

Education & Training for a Advertising Account Executive

To become an advertising account executive you usually have to complete a degree with a major in advertising or marketing and have relevant work experience. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.1%

NSW 42.4%

NT 0.3%

QLD 12.4%

SA 5.9%

TAS 0.7%

VIC 29.7%

WA 7.6%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 41.9%

Female 58%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 2.4%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 15.7%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 3.6%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 6%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 46.8%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 25.5%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 51%

Above 35 years: 49%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
The Communications Council offers various short courses and certificates for people working in the industry, which may assist career progression. Refer to their website for more details.
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