A purchasing agent is in charge of purchasing all materials needed by an organization. Allison, the purchasing agent featured in the video, works for a school system.
A four-year bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field is required to obtain this position.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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A purchasing agent is an office job that may be found within any industry.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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