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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Subaru and VW of Orange Park is Seeking Ambitious Sales Professionals!!!!! MASSIVE earning potential, outstanding bonus structure and benefits. If you think you have what it takes – APPLY TODAY! Responsibilities: As an Auto Sales Representative you will interact and consult with customers to guide them through their vehicle purchase. Your goal is to create the best vehicle-buying experience to ...
Job Description All Covered , IT services from Konica Minolta, is focused on enabling the success of small and medium-sized businesses through the effective use and management of technology. The company is the US industry leader in the provision of IT Services for companies with between 10 and 100 employees. Our company serves 37 of the top 100 cities in the US and has thousands of clients across...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,...
External Job Title Technical Sales Representative - Sales Engineer AutoReqId 44947BR Functional Area Sales & Service Sub-Function Sales Division Water Process Services City San Antonio State/Province TX Country US Employment Status - global req Full-Time Job Description Job Overview: Nalco, an Ecolab Company, has an immediate need for a Technical Sales Representative in our Water and Pr...
External Job Title Technical Sales Representative - Sales Engineer AutoReqId 44956BR Functional Area Sales & Service Sub-Function Sales Division Water Process Services City San Diego State/Province CA Country US Employment Status - global req Full-Time Job Description Job Overview: Nalco, an Ecolab Company, has an immediate need for a Technical Sales Representative in our Water and Proc...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Rotech Healthcare Inc. is seeking a Clinical Specialist who will be responsible for dual clinical/sales role to promote location growth and profitability; for providing clinical patient services and support within the location; and for marketing core services and products to ensure referral sources receive the highest quality service. Essential ...
Position Description: NEW STORE OPENING IN BRIDGEWATER, NJ in 2015! OPEN HOUSE WHEN: Monday, October 20th TIME: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm LOCATION: Watchung Showroom, 1620 US Highway 22E ALSO SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR: VISUAL MERCHANDISING, CUSTOMER CARE AND WAREHOUSE Raymour & Flanigan, a premier furniture provider throughout the northeast region, is seeking effective, knowledgeable and professiona...
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. ...
Do you care about the future of our country? Do you care how the government conducts its business? Do you want unmatched sales training and support? Why NWYC is Different: Support! Support! Support! 1 on 1 field training & continual sales support National sales training University & Regional sales conferences National sales training conference calls & online workshops Technology! NEW! Mob...
3E Acquisitions Management, Hackensack,NJ Positions available in Sales, Entry Level Management, and Marketing. “….I firmly believe that any man’s finest hours – his greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious." - Vince Lombardi 3E Acquisitions is hiring for an entry level fu...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Learn how to conduct inspections to identify infestations or conditions conducive to infestations of wood destroying organisms and/or insects, birds, or other vertebrate pests fo...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability SUMMARY: At Terminix®, our people bring tremendous pride and integrity to everything we do. In turn, we provide a working environment where these skilled professionals can achieve true satisfactio...
Do you care about the future of our country? Do you care how the government conducts its business? Do you want unmatched sales training and support? Why NWYC is Different: Support! Support! Support! 1 on 1 field training & continual sales support National sales training University & Regional sales conferences National sales training conference calls & online workshops Technology! NEW! Mob...
At Cox, we connect people to the things they love. Now we’d like to connect with you. Cox Communications is looking for sharp talent to join our team and be the voice of our brand. Unleash your potential with Cox Communications as an Outside Sales Representative, where you’ll be enhancing the lives of our customers and your career. Coffee is For Closers – Take Control of Your Career! As an Outs...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Area Sales Manager Englewood, CO Full-Time Unspecified Apply Apply Area Sales Manager Englewood, CO Full-Time Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Area Sales Manager with experience, please read on! We are a leading industrial company looking for a charismatic Area Sales Manager to build ...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other field - AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other field - AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other field - AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other field - AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...

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