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josephmastWhat exactly makes a choice in college education strange? I would guess “strange” comes from unusual, and/or not common?

We estimate that less than 1,000 people graduate from auction school (auction “college”) in an average year. There are schools all over the United States, and class sizes range from only a few to just over 100.

A survey last year noted that auctioneering was one of the 20 strangest college degress.

Others making the list included:

We’ve written about the auction industry extensively. Those writings involving auction school include:

All in all, being an auctioneer (or going to school to become one) isn’t really that strange. Over thousands of auctions take place every day in the United States — most conducted by auctioneers — with certainly more auctions than, say, puppetry events.

Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, CAI, AARE has been an auctioneer and certified appraiser for over 30 years. His company’s auctions are located at: Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, Keller Williams Auctions and Goodwill Columbus Car Auction. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at Hondros College of Business, Executive Director of The Ohio Auction School and Faculty at the Certified Auctioneers Institute held at Indiana University.