Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (41-4011)

Occupation description:  Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education. Excludes Sales Engineers (41-9031).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 293306 4.410 2031
United States 343,600361,300 5.111,600 23,60036,960

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 44.2419.0726.58 37.9055.4175.72
Alaska 41.2019.0228.70 38.7453.4266.41
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 41.2518.7828.55 38.2354.2367.38

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
34536 10.444.9 32.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation66
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation49
UI claimants previously working in occupation18
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 360
Number of job position postings 21
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 17.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
PowerPoint Level 1
PowerPoint Level 2

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
PowerPoint Complete

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Microsoft PowerPoint Complete

 Degree
WinCertification   (Red Devil)
Introduction to MS Power Point