Career Details

Busines Development Manager (Sales)

Career Overview

Melanie, the manager featured in the video, basically sells her organizations wellness program to customers in the community. Salaries listed are for "sales managers" in general.


A four-year bachelor's degree in business, management, marketing, advertising, public relations, or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's degree) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$55,000 /yr
$117,000 /yr
$208,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Marketing
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There will likely be a lot of competition for the better jobs.

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Work Environment

A business development manager may work for any organization who has a product to sell. A person in this position may be required to work long hours. There can also be a lot of pressure to meet strict goals in this line of work.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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