Sales & Marketing

About The Industry

Do you like to sell products or services? Are you friendly and outgoing? This industry includes careers in planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. Careers in the marketing industry involve promoting and selling products and services. Many of the occupations in this industry typically require a high school diploma or equivalent; however, specific designations range from less than a high school diploma for models to a bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of work experience in a related occupation for occupations such as public relations and fundraising managers.

We Found 28 Careers!

Advertising and Promotions Managers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$83,610

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Marketing Managers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$116,050

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Sales Managers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$110,480

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Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$95,320

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Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way).

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$60,350

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Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$57,100

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Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$63,600

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Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$30,290

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Public Relations Specialists

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$62,620

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First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$41,750

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First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of sales workers other than retail sales workers. May perform duties such as budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$66,870

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Cashiers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$21,850

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Counter and Rental Clerks

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute costs, and accept payment.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,980

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Parts Salespersons

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$32,960

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Retail Salespersons

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$25,250

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Advertising Sales Agents

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$51,200

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Energy Brokers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Buy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$51,290

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Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$81,560

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Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Contact new or existing customers to determine their solar equipment needs, suggest systems or equipment, or estimate costs.

Education

Some College Courses

Average Salary

$81,560

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Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$60,950

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Demonstrators and Product Promoters

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$27,380

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Models

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. May pose for photos to be used in magazines or advertisements. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$24,330

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Real Estate Brokers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Operate real estate office, or work for commercial real estate firm, overseeing real estate transactions. Other duties usually include selling real estate or renting properties and arranging loans.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$63,390

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Real Estate Sales Agents

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$70,050

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Sales Engineers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$108,790

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Telemarketers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$27,360

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Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Sell goods or services door-to-door or on the street.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$28,840

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Driver/Sales Workers

Industries: Sales & Marketing

Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$24,830

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