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Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesSell medical equipment, products, and services, not including pharmaceuticals. Some of the more specific tasks you would do are: promote the sale of medical and dental equipment, supplies, and services to doctors, dentists, hospitals, medical schools, and retail establishments; select surgical appliances from what's available and fit and sell appliances to customers; and study data describing new products to accurately recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$70,200 in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsSome manufacturers and wholesale sales representatives have large territories and travel considerably. A sales region may cover several states, and so representatives may be away from home for several days or weeks at a time. Others work near their "home base" and travel mostly by automobile. Due to the nature of the work and the amount of travel, sales representatives typically work more than 40 hours per week.

Minimum Education RequirementsAcademic High School Program

SkillsActive Listening, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Oral Comprehension

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