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

Key Companies

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Badger Daylighting ™ is the industry leader in non­-destructive hydro-excavation (hydrovac) services. Since 1992, Badger has been innovating cutting-edge technology and providing services to a diverse customer base including oil and gas, energy, industria
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To provide innovative equipment, services, and technological solutions resulting in sustainable business partnerships with our agricultural, turf and industrial equipment customers as well as fulfilling careers for our employee owners
Our Mission To provide innovative equipment, services, and technological solutions resulting in sustainable business partnerships with our agricultural, turf and industrial equipment customers as well as fulfilling careers for our employee owners
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Logo for Beck's is the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the U.S., dedicated to serving farmers throughout the Midwest and Mid-South. But we didn't get to where we are today without faith and hard work.
Beck’s is the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the U.S., dedicated to serving farmers throughout the Midwest and Mid-South. But we didn’t get to where we are today without faith and hard work.
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Logo for WE ARE BUILDING A NATIONAL BRAND WITH HEART
HERE’S OUR GOAL
To become America’s #1 trusted partner for complete tire service, vehicle maintenance and repair.
WE ARE BUILDING A NATIONAL BRAND WITH HEART HERE’S OUR GOAL To become America’s #1 trusted partner for complete tire service, vehicle maintenance and repair.
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Logo for Black Equipment was founded in 1956 by MJ and Gladys Black. From the beginning, Black Equipment has been a family owned company and remains that way today with a keen sense of responsibility and gratitude for our customers and employees.
Black Equipment was founded in 1956 by MJ and Gladys Black. From the beginning, Black Equipment has been a family owned company and remains that way today with a keen sense of responsibility and gratitude for our customers and employees.
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Logo for We have pooled together the latest in best practices for donor engagement and retention to create a simple donor database solution that helps nonprofits decrease donor attrition and increase revenue.
We have pooled together the latest in best practices for donor engagement and retention to create a simple donor database solution that helps nonprofits decrease donor attrition and increase revenue.
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Logo for Our top priority at Cellular Sales is providing our customers with the best possible customer experience.
Our top priority at Cellular Sales is providing our customers with the best possible customer experience.
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Logo for Coke Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States.
Coke Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States.
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Logo for We are a talent-sourcing company committed to aligning consultants job and career expectations with the project and resource needs of our clients.
We are a talent-sourcing company committed to aligning consultants job and career expectations with the project and resource needs of our clients.
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Logo for Creating Medicines That Make Life Better
Creating Medicines That Make Life Better
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Logo for We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We are the ‘People for Process Automation’.
We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We are the ‘People for Process Automation’.
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Logo for FDB is the leading provider of clinical and descriptive drug knowledge that’s integrated into healthcare information systems around the world.
FDB is the leading provider of clinical and descriptive drug knowledge that’s integrated into healthcare information systems around the world.
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Logo for Since 1941, FORUM Credit Union has built a reputation based on serving our members and our community. That means we’ve dedicated  80 years to helping our members live their financial dreams.
Since 1941, FORUM Credit Union has built a reputation based on serving our members and our community. That means we’ve dedicated 80 years to helping our members live their financial dreams.
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Logo for Founded in 1910, German American is a very strong financial services provider in Indiana and Kentucky, specializing in banking, insurance, investments and wealth management for business and retail customers.
Founded in 1910, German American is a very strong financial services provider in Indiana and Kentucky, specializing in banking, insurance, investments and wealth management for business and retail customers.
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Logo for Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, producing low-calorie sweeteners, coffee, coffee creamers and liquid water enhancers. Simply put, we make coffee, tea and water taste better.
Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, producing low-calorie sweeteners, coffee, coffee creamers and liquid water enhancers. Simply put, we make coffee, tea and water taste better.
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Logo for Making spaces better places to work and live
Making spaces better places to work and live
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Logo for Your next mission: Helping farmers and infrastructure workers feed and shelter the world.
Your next mission: Helping farmers and infrastructure workers feed and shelter the world.
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Logo for Kirby Risk Corporation is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to meeting your needs with innovative and effective solutions.
Kirby Risk Corporation is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to meeting your needs with innovative and effective solutions.
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Logo for Kokomo Auto World is committed to providing an exceptional work environment for our employees because they are our greatest asset. We pride ourselves on exceeding all customer expectations by providing exceptional customer service.
Kokomo Auto World is committed to providing an exceptional work environment for our employees because they are our greatest asset. We pride ourselves on exceeding all customer expectations by providing exceptional customer service.
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Logo for MSP has manufactured precision machined products for the Aerospace and Defense Industries, and has developed a worldwide leading reputation for excellence, with virtually all corporate, commercial, general and military aircraft containing our components.
MSP has manufactured precision machined products for the Aerospace and Defense Industries, and has developed a worldwide leading reputation for excellence, with virtually all corporate, commercial, general and military aircraft containing our components.
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Logo for Headquartered in Greenfield, Indiana, NineStar Connect is an innovative, community-minded, communications, energy, water, and sewer cooperative that brings Urban-grade fiber optic and utility infrastructure solutions to Indiana’s most rural communities.
Headquartered in Greenfield, Indiana, NineStar Connect is an innovative, community-minded, communications, energy, water, and sewer cooperative that brings Urban-grade fiber optic and utility infrastructure solutions to Indiana’s most rural communities.
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Founded in Fort Wayne, IN in 1943, OmniSource, LLC has grown to become one of North America’s largest processors, distributors, and managers of scrap and secondary metals.
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Logo for Orchard Software Corporation is a leader in the laboratory information system industry and offers a variety of laboratory system solutions and services that improve patient care.
Orchard Software Corporation is a leader in the laboratory information system industry and offers a variety of laboratory system solutions and services that improve patient care.
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Logo for Paschall Logistics is a logistics and broker family with strong pillars of ethics, initiative, and teamwork. We're 100% employee owned. Why just work for a company when you can own it?
Paschall Logistics is a logistics and broker family with strong pillars of ethics, initiative, and teamwork. We’re 100% employee owned. Why just work for a company when you can own it?
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Logo for We are a business to business distributor of electrical, industrial, safety products and related solutions.
We are a business to business distributor of electrical, industrial, safety products and related solutions.
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Logo for Thrivent is a Fortune 500 financial services organization, providing advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs and solutions so people can make the most of all they’ve been given.
Thrivent is a Fortune 500 financial services organization, providing advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs and solutions so people can make the most of all they’ve been given.
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Logo for TQL connects customers with shipping needs with carriers that have the available capacity and service offerings.
TQL connects customers with shipping needs with carriers that have the available capacity and service offerings.
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Logo for We connect businesses to workers through our online marketplace, enabling a real-time approach to production.
We connect businesses to workers through our online marketplace, enabling a real-time approach to production.
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Logo for For nearly 90 years, Zimmer Biomet has been a driving force in the rapidly growing musculoskeletal healthcare industry. Today, Zimmer Biomet has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.
For nearly 90 years, Zimmer Biomet has been a driving force in the rapidly growing musculoskeletal healthcare industry. Today, Zimmer Biomet has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.
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