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Management, Sales and Consulting

Sales Engineer

The Science of the Deal

Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration & Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Product Sales Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales Engineer

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 41-9031.00

O*NET Summary
  • $104k Median wages (annual)


  • 6,900 Projected job openings


  • 4-7% Projected growth (average)


What you Need to Know

  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Related Programs

  • Data base user interface and query software — IBM DB2; Microsoft SQL Server; Oracle DBMS; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Hyperion Solutions Hyperion System 9 Bi+; Oracle PeopleSoft; SAP; SAP Business Objects
  • Operating system software — Linux; Oracle Solaris; Shell script; UNIX
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint; WebEx Sales Center
  • Web platform development software — Apache Struts; Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML; JavaScript; PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

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