Sales

Career Overview

Career Overview

$101,420
median salary
66,700
jobs nationwide in 2018
3,700
approximate # of new jobs by 2028
List item iconLearn customer needs and match them with the right products.
List item iconPrepare and deliver sales presentations to customers.
List item iconSecure and renew product and service orders and arrange delivery and installation.
List item iconGet opportunities to work on commission.
List item iconHelp customers use, understand, and troubleshoot products.
List item iconHelp with product research and development.

What It Takes

In the military, setting and achieving goals is part of daily life. In a sales role, you’ll be doing the exact same thing—and when you work in the technology industry, salespeople can make very competitive salaries.

A Desire to Help

Show customers how your product will make their lives easier and boost their bottom lines.

Self-Confidence

Sales professionals must be confident and persuasive when making their pitch to a prospective customer.

Technical Accuracy

Knowing your product backwards and forwards is essential to making sales. 

A Goal-Oriented Approach

Sales is always about reaching quotas and then seeing just how much you can surpass expectations.

Good Listening

Really understanding where your customer is coming from is essential to a strong sales approach.

Career Progression

Career Progression

Step 1
Earn bachelor’s degree in business
Step 2
Start entry-level sales role
Step 3
Manage a sales team

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