Articles and Interviews about Sales Occupations

Selling requires different types of education and experience depending on what is actually being sold: because cashiers only process the payment of customers, they do not need technical or professional education; sales engineers, however, typically need a bachelor’s degree in engineering to understand what they are selling and explain the product or service to potential customers. Models; insurance sales agents; real estate brokers; securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents; and travel agents are a few other examples of available occupations that require a specific type of education and experience. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of sales and related occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 458,700 new jobs.” We interview professionals with a proven track record to provide useful information that will educate and empower others interested in these occupations.