"customer relations," "business relationships," and "sales rep" aren't the only skills we found marketing/sales representatives list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of marketing/sales representative responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of marketing/sales representative skills.
Before becoming a marketing/sales representative, 66.5% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 5.2% marketing/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 marketing/sales representatives have a college degree. But about one out of every seven marketing/sales representatives didn't attend college at all.
The marketing/sales representatives who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and marketing, while a small population of marketing/sales representatives studied communication and management.
Once you're ready to become a marketing/sales representative, you should explore the companies that typically hire marketing/sales representatives. According to marketing/sales representative resumes that we searched through, marketing/sales representatives are hired the most by RevLocal, Servpro, and Arrow Electronics. Currently, RevLocal has 16 marketing/sales representative job openings, while there are 16 at Servpro and 8 at Arrow Electronics.
Since salary is important to some marketing/sales representatives, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Bosch USA, Beauty Plus Salon, and Mayors Jewelers. If you were to take a closer look at Bosch USA, you'd find that the average marketing/sales representative salary is $86,853. Then at Beauty Plus Salon, marketing/sales representatives receive an average salary of $84,995, while the salary at Mayors Jewelers is $84,138.
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We also looked into companies who hire marketing/sales representatives from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Vector Marketing, IBM, and Cintas.
The industries that marketing/sales representatives fulfill the most roles in are the construction and hospitality industries. But the highest marketing/sales representative annual salary is in the finance industry, averaging $83,700. In the insurance industry they make $73,424 and average about $69,847 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, marketing/sales representatives who work in the finance industry earn a 27.7% higher salary than marketing/sales representatives in the retail industry.