IS SALES RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • Trustworthy?
  • Enterprising?
  • Cooperative?
  • Dependable?
  • Persistent?
Job Description:

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education

Tasks:

  • Negotiate prices or terms of sales or service agreements.
  • Prepare and submit sales contracts for orders.
  • Visit establishments to evaluate needs or to promote product or service sales.
  • Maintain customer records, using automated systems.
  • Answer customers’ questions about products, prices, availability, or credit terms.
  • Quote prices, credit terms, or other bid specifications.
  • Contact new or existing customers to discuss how specific products or services can meet their needs.
  • Emphasize product features based on analyses of customers’ needs and on technical knowledge of product capabilities and limitations.
  • Compute customer’s installation or production costs and estimate savings from new services, products, or equipment.
  • Select or assist customers in selecting products based on customer needs, product specifications, and applicable regulations.

WorkKeys Occupational Profile Median Scores

Applied Mathematics - Level 4
Reading For Information - Level 4
Locating Information - Level 4
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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $18.59
  • Median                           $31.89
  • Experienced                   $59.01

Annual Openings                   13

2021 Projected Employment 489

Average Education Level      Bachelor’s Degree

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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