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TRAVELING SALESPERSON: A Fun And Successful Career

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Becoming a Traveling Salesperson is a fun career and one can be quite successful. What one studies in college does not have to mandate the career and studying interests is important, as it can lead to new ideas for a career.

Degree: Biology
Job Title: Traveling Salesperson

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
National Statistic Change Location
$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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My name</span> <span m='480'>is</span> <span m='720'>Alfonso</span> <span m='960'>Lopez.</span> <span m='3500'>I</span> <span m='3910'>was</span> <span m='4430'>previously</span> <span m='4710'>a</span> <span m='5050'>biologist.</span> <span m='5858'>I</span> <span m='6356'>graduated</span> <span m='6854'>from UC</span> <span m='7352'>Berkeley.</span> <span m='7850'>I</span> <span m='8348'>had</span> <span m='8846'>a</span> <span m='9344'>3.2</span> <span m='9842'>GPA.</span> <span m='10340'>I worked</span> <span m='10838'>really hard,</span> <span m='11336'>did a lot of</span> <span m='11834'>apprenticeships</span> <span m='12830'>for my</span> <span m='13328'>job, so I could</span> <span m='13826'>work professionally</span> <span m='14324'>for the government</span> <span m='14822'>as a</span> <span m='15320'>biologist.</span> </p><p><span m='16814'>And then,</span> <span m='17312'>one day</span> <span m='17810'>I realized I got</span> <span m='18308'>really tired of</span> <span m='18806'>killing mice,</span> <span m='19304'>and</span> <span m='19802'>babysitting</span> <span m='20300'>bacteria,</span> <span m='21296'>and all these</span> <span m='21794'>other things.</span> <span m='22292'>And being trapped</span> <span m='22790'>in a lab</span> <span m='23288'>for 13 hours</span> <span m='23786'>a day.</span> <span m='24284'>And</span> <span m='25280'>it was OK</span> <span m='25990'>at</span> <span m='26160'>the</span> <span m='26230'>time.</span> <span m='26485'>And</span> <span m='26740'>academically,</span> <span m='27233'>it's really</span> <span m='27726'>satisfying,</span> <span m='28219'>but I</span> <span m='28712'>realized that</span> <span m='29698'>throughout the</span> <span m='30191'>course of my life</span> <span m='30684'>it's not something</span> <span m='31177'>I wanted to</span> <span m='31670'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='32163'>So</span> <span m='32656'>one day I</span> <span m='33149'>picked up,</span> <span m='34135'>quit my</span> <span m='34628'>job,</span> <span m='35121'>and decided</span> <span m='35614'>to</span> <span m='36107'>go job</span> <span m='36600'>searching</span> <span m='37093'>for</span> <span m='37586'>something I</span> <span m='38079'>had absolutely no</span> <span m='38572'>experience in.</span> <span m='39558'>And</span> <span m='40051'>so now</span> <span m='40544'>I'm a</span> <span m='41037'>traveling salesman</span> <span m='42023'>for a</span> <span m='42516'>small</span> <span m='43502'>company</span> <span m='43995'>that does accessories</span> <span m='44981'>for</span> <span m='45474'>Apple products,</span> <span m='46460'>called</span> <span m='46953'>Moshi.</span> <span m='47446'>And it's a</span> <span m='47939'>great</span> <span m='48432'>job.</span> <span m='48925'>I'm very luck</span> <span m='49418'>to be</span> <span m='49911'>where</span> <span m='50404'>I'm</span> <span m='50897'>at.</span> <span m='51390'>And</span> <span m='51883'>I</span> <span m='52376'>have a lot</span> <span m='52869'>of fun doing</span> <span m='53362'>what I do.</span> </p><p><span m='54348'>I</span> <span m='54860'>think</span> <span m='57330'>when I</span> <span m='57820'>started pursuing</span> <span m='58310'>my educational</span> <span m='58800'>path,</span> <span m='59290'>I wish</span> <span m='60270'>I took</span> <span m='60760'>more</span> <span m='61250'>time</span> <span m='61740'>to</span> <span m='62230'>study things</span> <span m='62720'>that</span> <span m='63700'>weren't</span> <span m='64190'>necessarily relevant</span> <span m='64680'>to my course</span> <span m='65170'>of</span> <span m='65660'>study.</span> <span m='66150'>But I</span> <span m='66640'>thought were just</span> <span m='67130'>minorly interesting</span> <span m='67620'>and</span> <span m='68110'>could be</span> <span m='68600'>something I</span> <span m='69090'>wanted to</span> <span m='69580'>pursue, such as</span> <span m='70070'>maybe</span> <span m='70750'>studying</span> <span 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