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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 9841,024 4.14 2125
United States 1,453,1001,546,500 6.49,340 29,89039,230

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.8913.2218.92 27.4739.6858.21
Alaska 30.1416.6721.54 27.9035.7345.31
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.3817.0222.85 28.9736.9846.98
Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.3215.1219.39 23.5632.9038.38
Southeast Region 25.7216.9920.18 25.6431.2935.84
Balance of State 24.9216.2419.09 22.5326.6936.12

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,164131 11.345.9 34.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation264
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation181
UI claimants previously working in occupation82
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 278
Number of job position postings 34
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.2

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

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

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
PowerPoint Complete

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Microsoft PowerPoint Complete

WinCertification   (Red Devil)
Introduction to MS Power Point