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Significant Information: Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents




  • Forty-three percent are employed in wholesale trade or manufacturing establishments.
  • Some firms promote qualified employees to these positions, while other employers recruit college graduates; regardless of academic preparation, new employees need 1 to 5 years to learn the specifics of their employer’s business.
  • Overall employment growth is expected to be slower than average.
  • Opportunities should be best for those with a college degree.