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Advertising and Promotions ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
 
Advertising Sales AgentsSell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.
 
Customer Service RepresentativesInteract with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints.
 
Demonstrators and Product PromotersDemonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.
 
Financial Services Sales AgentsBuy and sell securities or commodities in investment and trading firms, or provide financial services to businesses and individuals. May advise customers about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, and market conditions.
 
Green MarketersCreate and implement methods to market green products and services.
 
Insurance Sales AgentsSell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as an independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company.
 
Market Research Analysts and Marketing SpecialistsResearch market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
 
Marketing ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
 
Meeting, Convention, and Event PlannersCoordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.
 
Public Relations and Fundraising ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.
 
Real Estate BrokersOperate real estate office, or work for commercial real estate firm, overseeing real estate transactions. Other duties usually include selling real estate or renting properties and arranging loans.
 
Real Estate Sales AgentsRent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.
 
Retail SalespersonsSell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.
 
Sales Engineers and Business Development StrategistsSell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering.
 
Sales ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
 
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific ProductsSell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.
 
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific ProductsSell 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.
 
Solar Sales RepresentativesContact new or existing customers to determine their solar equipment needs, suggest systems or equipment, or estimate costs.
 
Supervisors and Managers of Non-Retail Sales WorkersDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of sales workers other than retail sales workers. May perform duties such as budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
 
Supervisors and Managers of Retail Sales WorkersDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
 
TelemarketersSolicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.
 

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