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Examples of Possible Careers*
Advertising sales agents
- -6.5% decline
- 139,200 number of jobs
- $54,940 potential earnings
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
- -8.3% decline
- 409,800 number of jobs
- $78,560 potential earnings
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
- -5.5% decline
- 1,476,400 number of jobs
- $41,580 potential earnings
Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel
- 6.0% faster than the average
- 1,070,500 number of jobs
- $58,770 potential earnings
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
- 0.9% little or no change
- 1,399,700 number of jobs
- $62,070 potential earnings
- Account representative
- Sales manager
- Sales executive
- Inside sales representative
- Business development manager or representative
Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
The Professional Sales undergraduate certificate provides a broad spectrum of employment opportunities when combined with many different majors. It gives students the added edge in job hunting for sales related positions.
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