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TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE: Cool Technology & Fun Toys

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Sebastian is the technical representative for Timex. His job entails training associates in retail stores as well as selling the products at events. He majored in sports management, and so decided to enter the health and fitness industry after graduating. He tells us that this is a very laid-back and fun industry to work in.

Degree: Sports Management
Job Title: Technical Representative
Employer: Timex

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

Job Description

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.

On-the-Job Training

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

Additional Info

Many in this occupation have either the Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative (CPMR) certification or the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) certification.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Manufacturers' Representatives Education Research Foundation.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 18 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Networking

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m='14380'>this</span> <span m='14620'>and</span> <span m='14740'>sell</span> <span m='14950'>product</span> <span m='15320'>for</span> <span m='15500'>us.</span> </p><p><span m='17340'>What</span> <span m='17680'>was</span> <span m='18020'>my</span> <span m='18130'>career</span> <span m='18700'>education</span> <span m='19300'>path?</span> <span m='19960'>I</span> <span m='20460'>went to</span> <span m='20550'>Bowling</span> <span m='20840'>Green in</span> <span m='21270'>Ohio.</span> <span m='22060'>Majored</span> <span m='22590'>in</span> <span m='22660'>sports</span> <span m='23000'>management.</span> <span m='23720'>And</span> <span m='24080'>so after</span> <span m='24542'>college</span> <span m='25466'>I</span> <span m='25930'>got</span> <span m='26260'>a</span> <span m='26590'>job</span> <span m='27090'>in</span> <span m='27450'>the</span> <span m='27630'>health</span> <span m='27940'>and fitness</span> <span m='28190'>industry,</span> <span m='28560'>which</span> <span m='28730'>was</span> <span m='28860'>great</span> <span m='29250'>because</span> <span m='29470'>that's</span> <span m='29600'>what I</span> <span m='29630'>graduated</span> <span m='29950'>with.</span> <span m='31056'>So</span> <span m='31450'>it really</span> <span m='31620'>helped</span> <span m='31790'>me</span> <span m='32030'>in</span> <span m='32150'>my</span> <span m='33599'>career</span> <span m='34557'>with</span> <span m='35036'>the</span> <span m='35515'>education I</span> <span m='35994'>had in school.</span> </p><p><span m='37910'>What</span> <span m='38175'>motivated</span> <span m='38440'>me?</span> <span m='40075'>The</span> <span m='40550'>health</span> <span m='40670'>and fitness</span> <span m='40890'>industry's</span> <span m='41160'>a</span> <span m='41220'>great</span> <span m='41480'>industry.</span> <span m='42340'>It's</span> <span m='43020'>to</span> <span m='43230'>feel</span> <span m='43300'>that</span> <span m='43630'>love</span> <span m='44448'>that I'm</span> <span m='44896'>passionate</span> <span m='45344'>about.</span> <span m='46900'>I'm</span> <span m='47050'>into</span> <span m='47250'>sports,</span> <span m='47720'>so</span> <span m='47820'>I do</span> <span m='47970'>triathlons</span> <span m='48700'>and</span> <span m='48860'>running</span> <span m='49110'>and</span> <span m='49250'>biking.</span> </p><p><span m='49640'>So</span> <span m='50030'>it's</span> <span m='50290'>an</span> <span m='50760'>easy</span> <span m='51100'>industry</span> <span m='51410'>to</span> <span m='51500'>be in.</span> <span m='51920'>It's a</span> <span m='52080'>great,</span> <span m='52580'>laid-back</span> <span m='52810'>industry.</span> <span m='54100'>Cool</span> <span m='54520'>technology,</span> <span m='55580'>fun</span> <span m='56030'>toys</span> <span m='56680'>to</span> <span m='56760'>play</span> <span m='57050'>with.</span> <span m='57420'>And the</span> <span m='57920'>people</span> <span m='58220'>are usually</span> <span m='58530'>really,</span> <span m='59060'>really</span> <span m='59773'>laid-back</span> <span m='60196'>and</span> <span m='60620'>cool,</span> <span m='61112'>which</span> <span m='61604'>makes my</span> <span m='62096'>job very</span> <span m='62588'>easy.</span> </p><p><span m='64560'>What</span> <span m='65039'>do I</span> <span m='65519'>wish</span> <span m='65590'>I knew</span> <span m='65750'>before</span> <span m='65900'>I got</span> <span m='66175'>started?</span> <span m='69120'>Time-management.</span> <span m='70410'>Learning</span> <span m='70810'>how</span> <span m='70960'>to</span> <span m='71060'>manage</span> <span m='71350'>your</span> <span m='71810'>time.</span> <span m='72330'>Especially</span> <span m='72690'>for</span> <span m='72810'>me,</span> <span m='72980'>because I</span> <span m='73250'>don't work in an</span> <span m='73520'>office--</span> <span m='73960'>I</span> <span m='74400'>have a</span> <span m='74640'>home</span> <span m='74910'>office.</span> 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m='88010'>suggestions?</span> <span m='92280'>Find</span> <span m='92540'>something</span> <span m='92890'>that</span> <span m='93100'>you're</span> <span m='93530'>passionate</span> <span m='93960'>about.</span> <span m='94360'>Find</span> <span m='94530'>something</span> <span m='94840'>that</span> <span m='94990'>you</span> <span m='95120'>enjoy.</span> <span m='96108'>And</span> <span m='96566'>pursue that</span> <span m='97024'>career,</span> <span m='97482'>because it's</span> <span m='97940'>going to</span> <span m='98398'>make working</span> <span m='100010'>much</span> <span m='100270'>more</span> <span m='100480'>fun.</span> <span m='101160'>It's</span> <span m='101530'>not going</span> <span m='101900'>to feel</span> <span m='102090'>like</span> <span m='102320'>work.</span> <span m='102730'>It's</span> <span m='103020'>going</span> <span m='103310'>to be a</span> <span m='104570'>fun</span> <span m='105220'>job</span> <span m='105520'>to be in</span> <span m='105820'>and</span> <span m='106120'>you're going</span> <span m='106420'>to be very</span> <span m='106720'>happy</span> <span m='107020'>in</span> <span m='107320'>life.</span> </p>","file":{"id":208178,"video_id":"2701142640001","name":"63499786","duration":109055,"thumbnail_url":null}});