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Management, Sales and Consulting

Sales Representative

Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of postsecondary education.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Inside Sales Representative, Marketing Representative, Sales Representative

Facts and Stats

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O*NET Code: 41-4011.00

O*NET Summary
  • $95k Median wages (annual)


  • 30,400 Projected job openings


  • 4-7% Projected growth (average)


What you Need to Know

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

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  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; FileMaker Pro; Microsoft Access; Oracle DBMS
  • Electronic mail software — IBM Notes; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft Outlook
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics; NetSuite ERP; Oracle Hyperion; Oracle PeopleSoft
  • Video conferencing software — LogMeIn GoToMeeting

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