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DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS: Had Many Other Jobs

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Sarah is the Director of Procurement Systems. She is responsible for purchasing whatever her company needs. Sarah explains her unique career and educational path along with what she wished she knew before starting her career.

School: Bellevue University
Degree: Business
Job Title: Director of Procurement Systems

Job Summary: Procurement Clerks

Job Description

Financial clerks do administrative work for banking, insurance, and other companies. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $55,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Associate degree
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<span m='10740'>of</span> <span m='10860'>our</span> <span m='11510'>campus</span> <span m='11890'>users</span> <span m='12440'>to</span> <span m='13220'>purchase</span> <span m='13760'>the</span> <span m='13870'>things</span> <span m='14120'>they</span> <span m='14210'>need,</span> <span m='14880'>like office</span> <span m='15230'>supplies,</span> <span m='16030'>travel</span> <span m='16960'>expenses,</span> <span m='17540'>and</span> <span m='17680'>things</span> <span m='17880'>like</span> <span m='18020'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='18930'>My</span> <span m='19220'>career</span> <span m='19560'>education</span> <span m='20020'>path</span> <span m='20290'>has</span> <span m='20460'>been</span> <span m='20800'>kind</span> <span m='21030'>of</span> <span m='21200'>unique.</span> <span m='22570'>I</span> <span m='22690'>started</span> <span m='23080'>in</span> <span m='23330'>high</span> <span m='23580'>school--</span> <span m='24590'>I</span> <span m='24690'>had</span> <span m='24790'>no</span> <span m='24890'>idea</span> <span m='25010'>what</span> <span m='25130'>I</span> <span m='25170'>wanted</span> <span m='25380'>to</span> <span m='25430'>be</span> <span m='25560'>when</span> <span m='25710'>I</span> <span m='25750'>grew up--</span> <span m='26110'>I</span> <span m='26200'>don't</span> <span m='26530'>really</span> <span m='26750'>know</span> <span m='26900'>if</span> <span m='27040'>I</span> <span m='27120'>still</span> <span m='27440'>do.</span> <span m='28220'>But</span> <span m='29110'>I</span> <span m='30400'>had a</span> <span m='30550'>daughter</span> <span m='30780'>when</span> <span m='30910'>I</span> <span m='30950'>was</span> <span m='31060'>young.</span> <span m='31290'>I</span> <span m='31310'>was</span> <span m='31460'>15</span> <span m='31780'>years</span> <span m='31990'>old.</span> </p><p><span m='32820'>And</span> <span m='33220'>I</span> <span m='33330'>realized</span> <span m='34900'>really</span> <span m='35200'>quickly</span> <span m='35600'>in</span> <span m='35710'>high</span> <span m='35870'>school</span> <span m='36220'>after</span> <span m='36550'>I</span> <span m='36610'>had</span> <span m='36850'>her</span> <span m='37050'>how</span> <span m='37230'>important an</span> <span m='37610'>education</span> <span m='38170'>was.</span> <span m='38940'>So I ended up</span> <span m='39360'>graduating</span> <span m='39910'>high</span> <span m='40050'>school</span> <span m='40450'>early.</span> <span m='41080'>I</span> <span m='41480'>went</span> <span m='41690'>on</span> <span m='41810'>to</span> <span m='41890'>college.</span> <span m='42320'>It</span> <span m='42420'>took</span> <span m='42580'>me</span> <span m='42680'>about</span> <span m='42950'>7</span> <span m='43250'>and</span> <span m='43550'>1/2</span> <span m='43860'>years</span> <span m='44110'>to</span> <span m='44220'>finish</span> <span m='44490'>my</span> <span m='44560'>Bachelor's</span> <span m='45050'>degree.</span> <span m='45430'>I</span> <span m='45920'>immediately</span> <span m='46390'>went</span> <span m='46590'>on</span> <span m='46730'>for</span> <span m='46840'>my</span> <span m='46950'>Master's.</span> <span m='47770'>I have</span> <span m='48070'>a</span> <span m='48450'>Bachelor's</span> <span m='48920'>in</span> <span m='49010'>Business</span> <span m='49410'>Administration</span> <span m='50330'>and</span> <span m='50490'>a</span> <span m='50550'>Master's</span> <span m='51020'>in</span> <span m='51130'>Public</span> <span m='51470'>Administration.</span> </p><p><span m='52790'>And</span> <span m='53850'>I</span> <span m='53950'>really</span> <span m='54210'>have</span> <span m='54470'>just</span> <span m='54790'>taken</span> <span m='55410'>any</span> <span m='55680'>opportunities</span> <span m='57610'>for</span> <span m='57800'>doors</span> <span m='58130'>opening</span> <span m='58650'>and</span> <span m='58930'>anything</span> <span m='59390'>that's</span> <span m='59560'>just</span> <span 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m='83070'>inquisitive.</span> <span m='83720'>I</span> <span m='83810'>think</span> <span m='83970'>that's</span> <span m='84190'>probably</span> <span m='84670'>the</span> <span m='84780'>biggest</span> <span m='85170'>lesson</span> <span m='85540'>that</span> <span m='85660'>I</span> <span m='85770'>learned</span> <span m='86100'>over</span> <span m='86280'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='87780'>Nobody's</span> <span m='88650'>really</span> <span m='88860'>going</span> <span m='88980'>to</span> <span m='89050'>set</span> <span m='89270'>your</span> <span m='89400'>career</span> <span m='89710'>path</span> <span m='89980'>for</span> <span m='90200'>you.</span> <span m='90350'>Nobody's</span> <span m='90710'>going</span> <span m='90840'>to</span> <span m='90950'>tell</span> <span m='91150'>you</span> <span m='91370'>every</span> <span m='91620'>single</span> <span m='91890'>step</span> <span m='92170'>you</span> <span m='92280'>need</span> <span m='92440'>to</span> <span 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