"sales goals," "customer service," and "crm" aren't the only skills we found sales/account representatives list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of sales/account representative responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a sales/account representative, 68.8% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 5.0% sales/account 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 sales/account representatives have a college degree. But about one out of every seven sales/account representatives didn't attend college at all.
Those sales/account representatives who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a marketing degree. Less commonly earned degrees for sales/account representatives include a communication degree or a accounting degree.
When you're ready to become a sales/account representative, you might wonder which companies hire sales/account representatives. According to our research through sales/account representative resumes, sales/account representatives are mostly hired by Anthem, MarketSource, and United Rentals. Now is a good time to apply as Anthem has 98 sales/account representatives job openings, and there are 30 at MarketSource and 15 at United Rentals.
Since salary is important to some sales/account representatives, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at NetApp, Oracle, and Autodesk. If you were to take a closer look at NetApp, you'd find that the average sales/account representative salary is $135,205. Then at Oracle, sales/account representatives receive an average salary of $127,694, while the salary at Autodesk is $102,964.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a sales/account representative include Novartis, Eli Lilly and Company, and Dell. These three companies were found to hire the most sales/account representatives from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, sales/account representatives make their living in the retail and technology industries. Sales/account representatives tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $65,873. The sales/account representative annual salary in the manufacturing and media industries generally make $55,709 and $54,873 respectively. Additionally, sales/account representatives who work in the technology industry make 35.7% more than sales/account representatives in the retail Industry.