If you want to work as an outside sales associate, you should probably be good with people. Outside sales associates spend most of their time with potential or current clients, both in-person and over the phone. Your job would be to communicate to a client why they should buy your company's product, so you probably should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Only about half of outside sales associates have bachelor's degrees, so if you did not go to college, you could still succeed in this role. Sales experience is far more important than any diploma. You need to know what makes people tick and how to reach them, especially when it involves taking the initiative and making cold calls to potential clients.
A lot of companies see top outside sales associates as the backbone of their sales-and they are compensated as such. Depending on the company, you might be able to earn a hefty commission on top of your base pay. Talk about an incentive to make those calls!