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Salesperson Job Overview

The Sales world is one of the largest industries in the world. It includes the men and women making sales to others, the models advertising products to shoppers and the cashiers working in stores. Salespersons often work for a specific company and sell products to other businesses. They might sell wholesale manufacturing products, new medications, office supplies, advertising space or services. Inbound Sales reps sell products to those who call into the company. Outbound Sales reps make calls and generate leads that can lead to future sales.

Salesperson Job Education Requirements

Most Salesperson jobs require no formal education or training. Those fresh out of high school and those with a GED certificate can walk into a company and apply for a position as a cashier, advertising sales agent or insurance agent. Those interested in selling real estate must have a license from the state, and getting that license usually requires taking college classes and passing a state licensing examination. Sales engineers, commodities traders and manufacturing sales agents often need a college degree. Pharmaceutical agents and those selling medical supplies often need both a bachelor's degree in a medical field and some experience with the products they sell. Sales representatives must also have good customer service skills and a strong personality.

Salesperson Job Market

The future outlook for the Sales industry is good. According to statistics, retail Sales rep jobs will increase by 10 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is as fast as average. This means that the field will add more than 450,000 jobs to the already 4.5 million jobs available. Other Sales fields will likely increase at a similar rate. Those with Sales experience may also look at Field Sales Representative jobs and Sales Manager jobs.

Salesperson Job Salary Information

Sales representatives in the United States earn a median annual salary of $53,000, but those workers can earn up to six figures a year. Some jobs pay a base salary per hour or a set annual salary. Other jobs award Sales reps a commission for each sale they make, which can increase the earning potential.

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Salesperson Salesperson needed for mattress store in Midland. Are you tired of working furniture store hours from dawn to dark? Personable, energetic individual needed for full/part time position. Should be good with people and have a professional appearance. Job description includes both sales and clerical/administrative duties. No late hours or Sundays. Mail resume to Sleep Shop, 3303 W. Illinoi...
City: Smithfield State: Utah Postal/Zip Code: 84335 Staker Parson Companies, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and...
FULL-TIME SALES POSITION: Tulsa, OK 74145 B-Sew Inn Sewing & Software Center is seeking a new team member in our Tulsa retail location. Members of our team need to be out-going, self-motivated, energetic and love working with people! The nature of our business involves creative hobbies, such as sewing, quilting and embellishment, so if you enjoy creativity that will be a plus, but is not required...
Job Purpose: Serves customers by helping them select products. Duties: * Welcomes customers by greeting them; offering them assistance. * Direct customers to areas they are interested in. * Advises customers by providing information on products, warranties, demonstrations, etc. * Helps customer make selections by building customer confidence; offering suggestions and opinions. * Documents s...
PARTS COUNTER PERSON Truck Country of Davenport, has an opening for a Parts Counter Salesperson. Duties include the retail sales of heavy-duty truck parts, meeting the needs of the service department, inventory control, delivering heavy-duty truck parts, if needed, and providing outstanding customer service. Previous truck or auto parts experience is a plus. We are a leader in the industry and of...
KDL Enterprises, Inc. a Kent, Washington based manufacturer has an immediate opening for an outside sales representative to cover the Longview-Oregon area. Applicant must be willing to build new business and enhance existing business. Previous experience along with building materials experience a plus. A clean driving record required. Compensation includes base + commission, excellent benefits suc...
Salesperson/Full Time Looking for a motivated salesperson to help grow our company immediately. We are an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of Tungsten, Molybdenum, Tantalum and Niobium products located in Broomall, PA. We are a small, family owned company that that is offering the opportunity for excellent income potential for the right person. Experience with these metals is preferred but not req...
Company Confidential Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Technical Sales-Outside salesperson Technical Sales-Outside salesperson, Highly Motivated, Self-Directed, with Instrumentation, Timing, RF, Communications & Data Acquisition exp. Min. 2 years inside or outside tech sales exp. EE or equivalent tech degree preferred. Residence in the SLC area req. Limited travel. Excellent earning potential, benefit package. Resume to: instrumentationsalerep@gmail...
Offering customer assistance by providing information on the product and options Document sales by creating or updating customer profile records Phone follow up on new customers and top purchasing customers Assist sales’ staff through quote development, order fulfillment and accomplishing sales’ goals Manage and motivate staff, recruit staff, train and develop staff to help achieve sales’ goal...
Job Purpose: Serves customers by helping them select products, either in person or by phone. Duties: * Welcomes customers by greeting them; offering them assistance. * Directs customers by escorting them to racks and counters or to areas on the website; suggesting items. * Advises customers by providing information on products. * Helps customer make selections by building customer confidence...
Company Confidential Buffalo, NY, 14204
SALESPERSON Buffalo metal working/fabrication shop is looking to hire an experienced outside sales person. Ideal candidates will have 3 -5 years sales experience in selling business to business. Experience in blueprint reading, spreadsheets & general computer knowledge a must. We offer competitive pay, health insurance, and paid vacation. Send resumes: ***** or fax to (716) 89...
Naples, FL based Real Estate Development Company is seeking Sales & Managerial talent. Must be open to relocating Must work weekends Must be willing to work long hours Commission only 2-3 month paid training program prior to project work Diligent workers will earn six figures/year CRM skills needed Good people skill required Attach a resume and any references/recommendations....
Sales Professional- Hunting and Farmland Sales Many are thinking about what new goals they would like to establish for the upcoming year. Consider working for a nationally acclaimed company in the outdoor industry! We are seeking sales professionals with proven initiative and accountability.​ We offer exciting growth both financially and professionally and the opportunity to be part of a welcomin...
Sales Professional- Hunting and Farmland Sales Many are thinking about what new goals they would like to establish for the upcoming year. Consider working for a nationally acclaimed company in the outdoor industry! We are seeking sales professionals with proven initiative and accountability.​ We offer exciting growth both financially and professionally and the opportunity to be part of a welcomin...
As a family owned and operated company for over 25 years, The Larson group has built a solid reputation by providing superior quality products and services. When it comes to knowing trucks, no one does it better than the professionals at The Larson Group. There is a reason that TLG has been recognized numerous times as Peterbilt’s Platinum Oval, Best in Class and North American Dealer of the Year....
Route Sales With over a century and a half of experience, our brands have become respected and well known for providing premium-quality meat products to families across the United States. With products ranging from lunchmeat and franks to smoked sausage, bacon and pepperoni, the John Morrell Food Group, a division of Smithfield Foods, is an important part of consumers’ mealtimes. The John Morrell...
AUTOMOTIVE CONSULTANT FINANCIALLY REWARDING CAREER WAITING FOR YOU! Be proactive in your career. Conicelli Toyota of Springfield seeks individuals who desire a successful career in automotive consulting and the income that goes along with it. We want people who · Enjoy helping others · Seeking college graduates, but will train highly motivated individuals looking to advance in their careers ·...
Seeking a highly skilled and deeply experienced individual in all phases of residential and commercial insulation applications. The company’s unsurpassed reputation has earned a broadly based and extensive customer list which includes some of its service areas largest general contractors. Benefits include: * Sales Salary + Commission * Health, Dental and Vision Insurance * Life Insurance, AD&D...
The Genau Group is a DC based real estate company (80% commercial tenant representation and 20% residential buyer/seller agency). We are looking for talented people in the Washington DC metropolitan area who have experience with tenant representation, landlord representation, and/or commercial real estate. Our website can be found at We are open to hiring two (2) more exper...

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Sales Career Tools

Retail Salesperson


$14,560.00 - $41,600.00
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
High School
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