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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Growing division of Global Fortune company is seeking a VP of Sales for their Nashville Steel Processing Facility. Individual will work with C-Level Management in managing all sales function for the organization. Individual must have extensive sales experience in the steel processing industry, with a demonstrated history of leading and developing sales teams. Excellent compensation, relocation, gr...
Description Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is seeking high energy, success-driven candidates to join our Sales Team. Candidates must understand how to sell business value and solutions, not only technology, while helping to solve real business issues for auto dealerships. Auto/Mate is truly the “By Car People, For Car People” Solution! We offer the industry’s best customer support while allowing de...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
Worldwide MobileFirst Channel Organization is looking to recruit a business development executive to support the MobileFirst channel sales mission. The candidate will be responsible for recruiting new channel sales partners and helping existing partners grow their mobile business in this space. He/She will help business partners to develop their mobile strategy, build mobile sales skills, and dr...
Description Overview: Interested in a career with Macy's? Macy's is looking for top talent candidates for future entry-level Store Management opportunities. Potential executive roles include Sales Supervisor or Sales Manager. As a Macys Executive, you will support the My Macy's initiative by driving sales focusing on the Macys customer. All activities related to presenting a clean, neat and or...
Farmers Insurance Group®is looking for individuals ranging from entry level to established business professionals looking for the opportunity for a more rewarding career and way of life. As a Farmers Insurance agent, you will be providing insurance and financial services to individuals, families and businesses. In this position, you will be responsible for marketing and building an insurance and f...
Description Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is seeking high energy, success-driven candidates to join our Sales Team. Candidates must understand how to sell business value and solutions, not only technology, while helping to solve real business issues for auto dealerships. Auto/Mate is truly the “By Car People, For Car People” Solution! We offer the industry’s best customer support while allowing de...
Description Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is seeking high energy, success-driven candidates to join our Sales Team. Candidates must understand how to sell business value and solutions, not only technology, while helping to solve real business issues for auto dealerships. Auto/Mate is truly the “By Car People, For Car People” Solution! We offer the industry’s best customer support while allowing de...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry!! Let us be Your Road to Success Are you an Operations Manager who has always wanted to break into sales? If so, this is the ideal opportunity for you! We are seeking a dedicated Location Sales Manager who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. In this position, you will be responsible for dual marketing/operati...
Description Overview: Interested in a career with Macy's? Macy's is looking for top talent candidates for future entry-level Store Management opportunities. Potential executive roles include Sales Supervisor or Sales Manager. As a Macys Executive, you will support the My Macy's initiative by driving sales focusing on the Macys customer. All activities related to presenting a clean, neat and or...
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Luton, Maryland
Theis looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Sales Executive to join our North Sales team! ** Please note this job is in Newcastle upon Tyne** Job Summary Perform general office duties to support Sales & Marketing (e.g., filing, sending emails, typing, faxing, copying). Prepare sales-related documents throughout the sales process (e.g., proposals, contracts, or banquet event orders). Promo...
Reed Elsevier Norwalk, CA, 90650
The Reed Exhibitions (RX) ENTRY LEVEL SALES ACADEMY Learn Event Sales from Reed Exhibitions, the Global Leader in the events industry! The RX Sales Academy is custom-built to identify, train, and develop future sales talent for our organization through a unique, six-month training program. You will begin your journey with RX in our Sales Academy and immediately gain exposure and hard training o...
Danaher Corporation Radford, VA
Sales Application Engineer (Field Sales in Training) - KOL000763 Danaher Company Description Kollmorgen is part of the Danaher group of businesses located in Radford, Virginia. More than five decades ago, Kollmorgen developed the direct drive technology that enables some of today’s most remarkably innovative machines. We helped engineers build the first self-contained artificial heart. Our end-t...
Senior Market / Experienced Insurance and Medicare Sales Agents Wanted HealthMarkets Insurance Agency… Access to Multiple Products for a Fast Growing Market Over the next 20 years approximately 11,000 people will turn 65 each day. HealthMarkets wants to help you access the fastest growing market in the country and increase your sales by being part of our Independent or Career Agent Program. 1 I...
Senior Market / Experienced Insurance and Medicare Sales Agents Wanted HealthMarkets Insurance Agency… Access to Multiple Products for a Fast Growing Market Over the next 20 years approximately 11,000 people will turn 65 each day. HealthMarkets wants to help you access the fastest growing market in the country and increase your sales by being part of our Independent or Career Agent Program. 1 I...
CrossCheck Houston, TX
Job Description: Fun, Dallas based sales office seeks energetic, career minded sales professionals who thrive in a self-driven competitive environment. If you enjoy the thrill of the close and desire to earn unlimited commissions and ongoing residual bonus paid monthly along with a base from a 30 year, financially sound, A BBB rated payment processing company; this is the opportunity for you. Th...
Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA, 98053
Sales Execution Business Analyst The Global Sales Team within Enterprise Services is a newly formed organization with a vision to build a world class sales function and Microsoft growth engine that powers enterprise customer business success through lifetime relationships.   The mission of the team is to lead the Sales transformation and inspire peak performance across the organization by del...
TCF Bank Palos, IL
Sales amp; Service Support Spec - Branch Banking - Sales Delivery - Minneapolis-00HT1 Description Position Summary Provide project coordination and administrative support to Branch Banking - Sales amp; Service Delivery, also including but not limited to Retail Communications, Central Branch Banking, and Physical Distribution Management. Major Areas of Accountability Assist departments in all ...
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Valley Stream, NY, 11580
Raymour & Flanigan, a premier furniture provider throughout the northeast region, is seeking effective, knowledgeable and professional Retail Sales Associates to join their flourishing team! In this rewarding role, you will practice consultative selling techniques in order to develop successful, long-lasting customer relationships and ultimately help customers select home furnishing pieces that be...
Hewlett-Packard Company Conway, AR, 72034
Sales Associate – AMS Sales Operations Position Overview The Sales Associate for AMS Sales Operations is a key business partner in the development and profitable growth of HP Software’s regional sales model. This Sales Associate directly influences organizational success in achieving the goals and objectives set by Sales leadership. The Sales Associate will apply advanced subject matter knowled...
Clinical Solutions Group Somerset, NJ
Large CRO has a permanent need for a Manager of Quality Control Oversight in their Biostatistics Deparment. Description: This managerial role will be responsible for oversight and enforcement of quality control initiatives within the Biometrics and Data Solutions Division. This role will initiate and enforce division wide quality control program and ensure that the SAS programming project deliver...

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