Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (41-4012)

Occupation description:  Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

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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 1,1891,221 2.740 81124
United States 1,469,9001,546,300 5.249,800 101,000158,440

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.6713.3418.98 27.3939.3657.83
Alaska 28.8015.9720.60 26.4834.3244.78
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 29.7316.2221.39 27.4435.3946.01
Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.4115.1517.75 22.1727.3532.76
Southeast Region 28.9517.8821.54 27.3436.6244.29
Balance of State 27.5715.9318.18 22.7333.5448.20

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,160126 10.945.0 34.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation249
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation163
UI claimants previously working in occupation69
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 311
Number of job position postings 23
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.5

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent 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