Bill is a salesman for a graphite and carbon fiber components company. He tells us that the most exciting aspect of his job is being able to travel the country and see a lot of the world. Bill earned an associate degree and worked until there seemed to be little room for advancement, at which point he returned to school to obtain a bachelor's degree. He advises to get through school earlier rather than later as it just becomes more difficult.
Wholesale and manufacturing 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.
Many companies have formal training programs for beginning wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives that last up to 1 year.
Many in this occupation have either the Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative (CPMR) certification or the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) certification.
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