Some of the skills we found on area sales representative resumes included "customer service," "sales goals," and "business development." We have detailed the most important area sales representative responsibilities below.
Before becoming an area sales representative, 68.9% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 8.4% area sales representatives went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most area sales representatives have a college degree. But about one out of every eight area sales representatives didn't attend college at all.
Those area sales representatives who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a marketing degree. Less commonly earned degrees for area sales representatives include a communication degree or a management degree.
When you're ready to become an area sales representative, you might wonder which companies hire area sales representatives. According to our research through area sales representative resumes, area sales representatives are mostly hired by Humana, Performance Food Group, and Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America. Now is a good time to apply as Humana has 19 area sales representatives job openings, and there are 7 at Performance Food Group and 6 at Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America.
Since salary is important to some area sales representatives, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Oracle, Medtronic, and Liberty Mutual. If you were to take a closer look at Oracle, you'd find that the average area sales representative salary is $86,606. Then at Medtronic, area sales representatives receive an average salary of $66,679, while the salary at Liberty Mutual is $59,983.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a area sales representative include Verizon Communications, Cintas, and Cutco. These three companies were found to hire the most area sales representatives from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that area sales representatives fulfill the most roles in are the manufacturing and retail industries. But the highest area sales representative annual salary is in the manufacturing industry, averaging $53,244. In the health care industry they make $49,688 and average about $48,692 in the finance industry. In conclusion, area sales representatives who work in the manufacturing industry earn a 15.9% higher salary than area sales representatives in the professional industry.