State of Connecticut Home Follow Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterFollow Us on Flickr
Connecticut Department of Labor Home Connecticut Job & Career ConneCTion Home
LMI Home About JCC Contact Us Link to JCC Help Site Map
Job & Career Connection Home Page
  Occupation Profile   
 
 5 Steps
Step 1 Find an Occupation
that is Right for You
Step 2 Learn About an Occupation
Step 3 Search for
Education & Training
Step 4 Search for
Jobs & Employers
Step 5 Job Seeker Resources
 Printer Friendly Version
 
SALES REPRESENTATIVES, WHOLESALE AND MANUFACTURING, TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education. Excludes “Sales Engineers” (41-9031).
 
Career Video:
  Video Icon  Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
  Open-captioning or video transcript included for the hearing impaired. Career videos brought to you by CareerOneStop. Copyright © 2017 All Rights Reserved.
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors (ONET code: 41-4011.07)
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Inform customers about issues related to responsible use and disposal of products, such as waste reduction or product or byproduct recycling or disposal.
  • Present information to customers about the energy efficiency or environmental impact of scientific or technical products.
  • Research and convey information to customers about tax benefits or government rebates associated with energy-efficient scientific or technical products, such as solar panels.
  • Sell technical and scientific products that are environmentally sound or designed for environmental remediation.
  • Prepare and submit sales contracts for orders.
  • Contact new or existing customers to discuss how specific products or services can meet their needs.
  • Select or assist customers in selecting products based on customer needs, product specifications, and applicable regulations.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
 
Search for Jobs on CareerOneStop:
 
  Search for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Jobs
  Search for Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors Jobs
  (Please note that some searches may not produce any results.)
 
Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
      View Related Programs on Connecticut's Education & Training ConneCTion site
 
License Authority for Weights and Measures Device Dealer:  (License details)
 
  Department of Consumer Protection
Occupational & Professional Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/opld

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $99,190.00 $47.69 $28.18 $32.91 - $58.61
Bridgeport/Stamford $91,660.00 $44.07 $24.93 $28.48 - $57.04
Danbury $109,250.00 $52.53 $31.36 $36.98 - $62.45
Hartford $109,170.00 $52.48 $33.02 $39.50 - $61.26
New Haven $90,680.00 $43.60 $26.91 $31.03 - $51.54
New London/Norwich $110,670.00 $53.21 $26.08 $31.22 - $81.73
Waterbury $104,920.00 $50.44 $38.76 $44.33 - $59.71
Torrington $88,600.00 $42.60 $32.04 $33.34 - $54.98
      
Select a town to see its region Not sure which Region applies to you?
    

 
Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 5,410 5,770 0.6% 146
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
Similar Occupations:
 
 
Go Connecticut LMI Home State of Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6275
LMI Home | CTDOL Home | CT.gov | Feedback | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more)
Go to the State of Connecticut website