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BUILDERS' BOOKSELLER: Helps With Construction, Landscape, Graphic Deisgn & Codes

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Travis is a Bookseller whose store caters to builders. They offer resources on construction, landscape, graphic design, and the required building codes for projects. In college, Travis studied Anthropology, and he just returned from an archeological dig in Italy. He advises: think carefully about what you want to do for a career; you can't start too early!

Job Title: Bookseller
Employer: Builders' Bookstore

Job Summary: Retail Salespersons

Job Description

Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise and products, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts, (called parts salespersons). Both groups help customers find the products they want and process customers' payments.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate on-the-job training can be expected.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$10,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Flexible, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Verbal communication skills

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<span m='14320'>interesting</span> <span m='14960'>little</span> <span m='15230'>quirky</span> <span m='15820'>things--</span> <span m='16970'>we</span> <span m='17170'>sell</span> <span m='17360'>magazines.</span> <span m='18770'>Right</span> <span m='18930'>now</span> <span m='19110'>it's</span> <span m='19230'>calendar</span> <span m='19620'>season,</span> <span m='20010'>so</span> <span m='20120'>they're</span> <span m='20290'>all</span> <span m='20400'>over</span> <span m='20510'>the</span> <span m='20610'>place.</span> <span m='23830'>Our</span> <span m='23970'>main</span> <span m='24220'>business</span> <span m='24800'>is</span> <span m='25450'>actually</span> <span m='25710'>selling</span> <span m='26060'>building</span> <span m='26470'>codes</span> <span m='27160'>that</span> <span m='27400'>are</span> <span m='27530'>required</span> <span m='28650'>for</span> <span m='29220'>various</span> <span m='29560'>building</span> <span m='29790'>projects--</span> <span m='30085'>so</span> <span m='31240'>basically,</span> <span m='32350'>California</span> <span m='32850'>law,</span> <span m='33430'>people</span> <span m='33670'>come</span> <span m='33830'>to</span> <span m='33920'>us.</span> </p><p><span m='34880'>Well,</span> <span m='35290'>I</span> <span m='35810'>grew</span> <span m='36070'>up</span> <span m='36150'>in</span> <span m='36240'>the</span> <span m='36320'>Midwest</span> <span m='37110'>and</span> <span m='38930'>was</span> <span m='39220'>a</span> <span m='39340'>college</span> <span m='39720'>dropout</span> <span m='40370'>working</span> <span m='40630'>at</span> <span m='40890'>an</span> <span m='41050'>architectural</span> <span m='41730'>molding</span> <span m='42770'>company</span> <span m='44220'>doing</span> <span m='44580'>some</span> <span m='44800'>office</span> <span m='45110'>work</span> <span m='45360'>there.</span> <span m='45810'>And</span> <span m='46410'>decided</span> <span m='46820'>to</span> <span m='46930'>move</span> <span m='47100'>to</span> <span m='47180'>California</span> <span m='47830'>with</span> <span m='48150'>my</span> <span m='48510'>rock</span> <span m='48800'>band,</span> <span m='49270'>so</span> <span m='49710'>I</span> <span m='49810'>did</span> <span m='50000'>that.</span> <span m='50760'>And</span> <span m='50930'>finished</span> <span m='51170'>my</span> <span m='51310'>education,</span> <span m='52120'>kids--</span> <span m='52680'>finish</span> <span m='53240'>your</span> <span m='53310'>education.</span> </p><p><span m='54540'>I</span> <span m='54600'>studied</span> <span m='54840'>anthropology.</span> <span m='56800'>Just</span> <span m='57030'>got</span> <span m='57240'>back</span> <span m='57540'>from</span> <span m='57820'>a</span> <span m='57930'>trip</span> <span m='58360'>to</span> <span m='58630'>Italy</span> <span m='58890'>on</span> <span m='59150'>an</span> <span m='59410'>archaeological</span> <span m='60080'>dig,</span> <span m='60410'>and</span> <span m='60500'>I'm</span> <span m='60590'>hoping</span> <span m='60940'>to</span> <span m='61800'>involve</span> <span m='62070'>myself</span> <span m='62440'>in</span> <span m='62530'>more</span> <span m='62750'>of</span> <span m='62830'>those.</span> <span m='63730'>But</span> <span m='64160'>meanwhile,</span> <span m='65400'>one</span> <span m='65630'>must</span> <span m='65810'>pay</span> <span m='65940'>the</span> <span m='66020'>bills.</span> <span m='66620'>So</span> <span m='66960'>I</span> <span m='67900'>am</span> <span m='68080'>enjoying</span> <span m='68680'>living</span> <span m='69160'>the</span> <span m='69250'>life</span> <span m='69470'>of a</span> <span m='69570'>bookseller</span> <span m='70555'>for</span> <span m='70850'>the</span> <span m='71140'>remaining</span> <span m='71590'>days</span> <span m='72130'>that</span> <span m='72300'>bookstores</span> <span m='72710'>are</span> <span m='73120'>with</span> <span m='73350'>us.</span> <span m='73710'>So</span> <span m='74330'>go</span> <span m='74480'>buy</span> <span m='75350'>a</span> <span m='75480'>book</span> <span m='76050'>for</span> <span m='76150'>your</span> <span m='76240'>parents</span> <span m='76960'>and</span> <span m='77640'>help</span> <span m='77980'>support</span> <span m='78900'>books.</span> </p><p><span m='80610'>If</span> <span m='80720'>I</span> <span m='80780'>could</span> <span m='80950'>go</span> <span m='81080'>back</span> <span m='81380'>and</span> <span m='81490'>talk</span> <span m='81730'>to</span> <span m='81830'>my</span> <span m='82350'>high</span> <span m='82570'>school</span> <span m='82890'>age self,</span> <span m='83660'>I</span> <span m='83790'>would</span> <span m='83950'>advise</span> <span m='84460'>them</span> <span m='84920'>to</span> <span m='86010'>think</span> <span m='86290'>more</span> <span m='86490'>carefully</span> <span m='86950'>about</span> <span m='87190'>what</span> <span m='87350'>it</span> <span m='87420'>is</span> <span m='87540'>you</span> <span m='87670'>want</span> <span m='87810'>to</span> <span m='87890'>do</span> <span m='88090'>as</span> <span m='88190'>a</span> <span m='88260'>career.</span> <span m='89170'>And</span> <span m='90360'>go,</span> <span m='90620'>go,</span> <span m='90840'>go,</span> <span m='91140'>fast,</span> <span m='92210'>as</span> <span m='92830'>soon</span> <span m='93200'>as</span> <span m='93310'>possible,</span> <span m='93950'>don't</span> <span m='94170'>wait,</span> <span m='95630'>especially</span> <span m='95940'>if</span> <span m='96000'>you're</span> <span m='96100'>going</span> <span m='96220'>to</span> <span m='96270'>go</span> <span m='96470'>on</span> <span m='96620'>to</span> <span m='96710'>grad</span> <span m='97000'>school</span> <span m='97380'>for</span> <span m='97490'>whatever</span> <span m='97780'>reason.</span> <span m='98930'>Just</span> <span m='99730'>start</span> <span m='100380'>early--</span> <span m='101090'>you</span> <span m='101220'>can't</span> <span m='101410'>start</span> <span m='101650'>too</span> <span m='101790'>early.</span> </p>","file":{"id":315338,"video_id":"2874388428001","name":"1504-Travis-Bookseller1","duration":102563,"thumbnail_url":null}});