Sales Jobs

Sales Jobs

Almost every industry has some need or capacity for employing people in sales positions -- from amusement parks to grocery stores and retail clothing chains. While many of these roles are entry-level positions, they give ideal experience for employees willing to work to move up the ladder into higher profile career paths. Someone who begins as a salesperson working a showroom floor can move into a management position with time, earning a higher salary with upward mobility.

Sales Job Education Requirements

Entry-level jobs in sales, including cashier and clerk positions, need a high school education. A high school diploma or its equal is all that's usually necessary. Manager or team leader jobs may need formal in-house training or licensure from an outside agency. Insurance sales agents also need to satisfy licensure requirements to enter the field, but they don't need more than a high school diploma.

Jobs where workers sell specialized goods and services, including investment brokers, sales engineers and financial services agents, need a bachelor's degree plus more certifications to enter the industry. These jobs carry higher annual earnings than sales jobs that need lower levels of education.

Sales Job Market

As of 2013, the sales and related occupations industry employs about 14 million workers in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. California and Texas have the highest number of sales workers with over 1 million each, as of the same year. Grocery stores use more sales employees than any other business in the country.

The job market for sales positions varies with industry. Strong growth in any economic area leads to a corresponding increase in demand for sales workers in industries related to the given economic sector. For example, many department stores and retail shops hire more cashiers during the holiday season. Federal research expects the sales industry to grow "about as fast as average" compared to other industries.

Sales Job Salary Information

What sales workers can expect to earn depends on experience level, education and the nature of employment. The top 10 percent of all workers employed in sales and related occupations earned an annual wage of $74,430 in 2013, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By contrast, the bottom 10 percent brought home an annual wage of just $17,160 during the same year. The mean annual wage for employees in all sales and related positions was $38,200 with a mean hourly wage of $18.37.
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Immediate opening! Fitness Equipment – Retail Sales Fitness Unlimited/Busy Body Fitness is Houston’s #1 Source for exercise equipment. If you are a hard working, honest individual with an uncanny ability to assist individuals into making a high end purchase that will benefit them for the rest of there life… then we want to talk to you. Job Description Retail Sales of “high end” exercise equipm...
Sales Representative / B2B / Sales Associate Amazing opportunity to earn what you are ‘really’ worth! No prior experience required. Receive paid training and step by step assistance at our local office. If you answer yes to one or more of the question below, we want you on our Team! Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Not getting paid what you are worth? Tired of moving from one job to anoth...
Sales Representative / B2B / Sales Associate Amazing opportunity to earn what you are ‘really’ worth! No prior experience required. Receive paid training and step by step assistance at our local office. If you answer yes to one or more of the question below, we want you on our Team! Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Not getting paid what you are worth? Tired of moving from one job to anoth...
Sales Representative – Inside Sales Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make informe...
Sales Representative – Outside Sales Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make inform...
Sales Representative - Inside Sales Security Specialist Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving soluti...
Sales Representative – Inside Sales Anixter is a $6 billion global supplier of electrical and electronic wire, cable and support products, industrial communications and controls, and supply chain solutions. We are looking for an Inside Sales Representative focusing on the following vertical markets: - Original Equipment Manufacturers - Contract Manufacturers - Electrical Contractors (commercia...
WE ARE SEEKING A HIGH ENERGY, SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL TO DRIVE GROWTH & MAINTAIN EXISTING INDUSTRIAL MRO ACCOUNTS IN OUR CHARLESTON, SC TERRITORY * This protected territory includes Charleston and the surrounding Low Country * The ideal candidate will possess a true entrepreneurial spirit and good business sense. Although industrial sales experience is a plus, it is not necessary for considera...
Sales Representative – Inside SalesManager Company Information Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other components. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make ...
Farmers Insurance is now interviewing for our new class of insurance risk advisors and financial services agents. We're seeking individuals that desire more out of a career and are motivated, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-minded who want to lead and build a successful business. If this describes you then we may want to schedule a time to meet with you! Farmers Insurance offers multiple entry poi...
Join a winning team with Hi-Line, America's Mobile Industrial Hardware Store!! WE ARE SEEKING A HIGH ENERGY, SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL TO DRIVE GROWTH & MAINTAIN EXISTING INDUSTRIAL MRO ACCOUNTS IN OUR PROVIDENCE / S.E. NEW ENGLAND TERRITORY ** This protected territory includes Boston, Providence and the surrounding S.E. New England Area ** The ideal candidate will possess a true entrepreneuria...
The lawn and garden industry is preparing to go through a tremendous growth period and Hydro-Gear is positioned well to meet that challenge. Our Sales Engineers are responsible for technically supporting customer activities with existing and new products. This is a “hands-on” position that will challenge both the technical and relationship building skills of the candidate. The ideal applicant will...
BECHEM LUBRICATION TECHNOLOGY, LLC SEEKING QUALIFIED METALWORKING LUBRICANT/FLUID CANDIDATE “JOIN A COMPANY THAT HAS A 180 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE” POSITION: SALES ENGINEER TERRITORY: NORTHERN INDIANA, ILLINOIS, WISCONSIN, MISSOURI KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & POSITION REQUIREMENTS: - DEVELOP AND CONTINUE THE GROWTH OF BECHEM LUBRICATION TECHNOLOGY METAL REMOVAL AND FORMING LUBRICANT/FLUID BUSINESS -...
Due to local expansion, North East Ohio Marketing Group has openings in sales, marketing, and management. No prior sales experience is necessary, and we will train you to learn a variety of skills from sales and human resources to management and mentor-ship. Successful candidates will have opportunities to advance through the organization. As a fast paced company in the direct sales and marketing...
Celebrating 30 years in business, FARO has been growing rapidly since inception and is constantly striving to remain the world’s leading three-dimensional measurement and imaging company. We are currently seeking a strong closer with Capital Equipment sales background who can execute on sales opportunities within your assigned region. You will be selling our innovative 3D Laser Scanner, Focus3D. ...
Amazing opportunity to earn what you are ‘really’ worth! No prior experience required. Receive paid training and step by step assistance at our local office. If you answer yes to one or more of the question below, we want you on our Team! Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Not getting paid what you are worth? Tired of moving from one job to another? Don’t feel valued at your current workpla...
City: Shawnee State: Oklahoma Postal/Zip Code: 74804 Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. Position: Field Sales Representative - Inside Sales Representativ...
Join a successful team of entrepreneurial Sales professionals earning uncapped commissions, internal promotions and complete job satisfaction. This sales position is specifically designed to give entry level candidates rotational exposure in all areas of Business Development, Sales and Marketing. It is also the primary pathway to promotion into other management areas of the company. At Power Home...
Join a successful team of entrepreneurial Sales professionals earning uncapped commissions, internal promotions and complete job satisfaction. This sales position is specifically designed to give entry level candidates rotational exposure in all areas of Business Development, Sales and Marketing. It is also the primary pathway to promotion into other management areas of the company. At Power Home...
Join a successful team of entrepreneurial Sales professionals earning uncapped commissions, internal promotions and complete job satisfaction. This sales position is specifically designed to give entry level candidates rotational exposure in all areas of Business Development, Sales and Marketing. It is also the primary pathway to promotion into other management areas of the company. At Power Home...

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