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Sales Manager

Career Overview

Sales managers direct organizations' sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.

Education

Sales managers are typically required to have a bachelor’s degree, although some positions may only require a high school diploma. Courses in business law, management, economics, accounting, finance, mathematics, marketing, and statistics are advantageous.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$58,940 /yr
$124,220 /yr
$208,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Hospitality
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
Work Environment

Sales managers often are required to travel. Most sales managers work full time, and they often have to work additional hours on evenings and weekends.

Future Outlook

Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth of these managers will depend primarily on growth or contraction in the industries that employ them.

References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada