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Marketing and Sales Occupations




Parts salespersons:
Sell spare and replaceable parts and equipment from behind counter in agency, repair shop, or parts store. Determine make, year, and type of part needed by observing damaged part or listening to a description of malfunction. Read catalogue to find stock number, price, etc., and fill customer’s order from stock. Exclude workers whose primary responsibilities are to receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom.

  • 1998 employment: 300,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: Little or no change
  • Most significant source of training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Real estate appraisers:
Appraise real property to determine its value for purchase, sales, investment, mortgage, or loan purposes.

  • 1998 employment: 48,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: About as fast as average
  • Most significant source of training: Bachelor’s degree