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SOLAR AMBASSADOR: Educating People About Solar

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Rachel is a Solar Ambassador for a Solar company. On a daily basis, Rachel educates people about the perks of Solar technology and sees if they may be interested in converting their homes into a Solar home. Rachel goes into depth about her career/educational path and what she wished she knew before her career started.

Job Title: Senior Solar Ambassador

Job Summary: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Job Description

Sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.

On-the-Job Training

Many companies have formal training programs for beginning wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives that last up to 1 year.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 18 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Travel, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Analytical skills, Networking, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills

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m='12250'>outlets,</span> <span m='13190'>and</span> <span m='13900'>talk</span> <span m='14120'>to</span> <span m='14200'>people</span> <span m='14430'>about</span> <span m='14710'>solar</span> <span m='15170'>and</span> <span m='15660'>educate</span> <span m='16280'>them.</span> <span m='16990'>Because</span> <span m='17330'>that's</span> <span m='17570'>what's</span> <span m='17780'>lacking.</span> <span m='18240'>People</span> <span m='18570'>have</span> <span m='18810'>all</span> <span m='18950'>these</span> <span m='19130'>misconceptions</span> <span m='20080'>about</span> <span m='20440'>solar,</span> <span m='20980'>so</span> <span m='21250'>we're</span> <span m='21500'>here</span> <span m='22340'>to</span> <span m='23300'>help</span> <span m='24750'>educate</span> <span m='25340'>them,</span> <span m='26360'>and</span> <span m='26920'>put</span> <span m='27160'>them</span> <span m='27310'>in</span> <span m='27370'>the</span> <span m='27450'>right</span> <span m='27660'>direction,</span> <span m='28100'>if</span> <span m='28250'>they</span> <span m='28360'>have</span> <span m='28550'>a</span> <span m='28610'>need</span> <span m='28900'>for</span> <span m='29070'>solar.</span> <span m='30180'>We</span> <span m='30320'>work</span> <span m='30620'>with</span> <span m='30850'>many</span> <span m='31130'>companies</span> <span m='32119'>in</span> <span m='32229'>the</span> <span m='32299'>Bay</span> <span m='32530'>Area,</span> <span m='33190'>all</span> <span m='33370'>the</span> <span m='33450'>top</span> <span m='33750'>leading</span> <span m='34010'>producers.</span> </p><p><span m='34740'>Solar is</span> <span m='35220'>the</span> <span m='35330'>wave of</span> <span m='35550'>the</span> <span m='35790'>future.</span> <span m='37100'>It's</span> <span m='37270'>a</span> <span m='37300'>great</span> <span m='38190'>industry</span> <span m='38660'>to</span> <span m='38720'>get</span> <span m='38890'>involved</span> <span m='39340'>in</span> <span m='39620'>at</span> <span m='39790'>a</span> <span m='39820'>young</span> <span m='40190'>age,</span> <span m='41720'>because</span> <span m='42080'>that's</span> <span m='42290'>what</span> <span m='42470'>everybody's</span> <span m='43030'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='43940'>I</span> <span m='44070'>actually</span> <span m='44920'>learned</span> <span m='45230'>about</span> <span m='45520'>solar</span> <span m='46090'>through</span> <span m='47600'>a</span> <span m='47780'>grant</span> <span m='48290'>from</span> <span m='48690'>Obama,</span> <span m='49190'>the</span> <span m='49290'>HeRO</span> <span m='49630'>grants.</span> <span m='50740'>And</span> <span m='51090'>I</span> <span m='51120'>went</span> <span m='51290'>to</span> <span m='51540'>Ohlone</span> <span m='51900'>College,</span> <span m='52360'>and</span> <span m='52510'>took an</span> <span m='52750'>accelerated</span> <span m='53480'>course</span> <span m='53850'>on</span> <span m='54030'>solar</span> <span m='54420'>sales</span> <span m='54770'>and</span> <span m='54860'>design.</span> </p><p><span m='55750'>I</span> <span m='55860'>wish</span> <span m='56130'>I'd</span> <span m='56310'>known,</span> <span m='57202'>if</span> <span m='57664'>I</span> <span m='58126'>had</span> <span m='58990'>a</span> <span m='60000'>crystal</span> <span m='60330'>ball,</span> <span m='61280'>that</span> <span m='61420'>the</span> <span m='61530'>economy</span> <span m='62020'>was</span> <span m='62190'>going</span> <span m='62310'>to</span> <span m='62410'>dive</span> <span m='62810'>the</span> <span m='62970'>way</span> <span m='63280'>it</span> <span m='63440'>did</span> <span m='63630'>in</span> <span m='63780'>2008.</span> <span m='65110'>I</span> <span m='65209'>would've</span> <span m='65440'>gotten</span> <span m='65660'>involved</span> <span m='66040'>in</span> <span m='66120'>something</span> <span m='66570'>a</span> <span m='66620'>little</span> <span m='66850'>different.</span> <span 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