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Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives

Education & Credentials


Educational Requirements

High School or less


Education level attained (national data)

Education Level Attained (national data)
Education Level AttainedPercentage of workers in this occupation
Less than high school diploma2.7
High school diploma or equivalent17.2
Some college, no degree22.5
Associate degree8.6
Bachelors degree40.5
Masters degree7.6
Doctoral (Ph.D) or professional degree0.9


Work Experience and Training Requirements

Nationally, this career typically requires:

  • No related work experience for entry.
  • Moderate-term on-the-job training to become competent.


Current Training Opportunities

Related Programs



Click on any of the Majors listed below to find out more about preparing for this career.


Transfer Options



Licenses are knowledge and skill credentials that are legally required in some careers.

This occupation requires a license.

Aircraft Dealer's License
All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) Manufacturer License
Boat Dealer License
Broker's License to Represent a Distillery, Winery or Importer
Commercial Feed License
Commercial Feed License: Pet Food Manufacturing, Distributing and/or Guaran
Food Broker License
License to Buy or Sell Wild Ginseng
Malt Beverage Importer's License
Manufacturer of Wine License
Manufacturer's License for Lawful Gambling Equipment
Minnow Dealer -Exporting License
Resident Frog Dealer (Take, Possess, Transport, Sell)
Resident License to Purchase, Possess and Transport Frogs
Vendor Company/Vendor Representative/Vendor Employee
Wholesaler's / Manufacturer Salesperson's Identification Card
Wholesaler's / Manufacturer's Intoxicating Liquor License
Wild Rice Dealer License
Wine and/or Distilled Spirits Importer's License


Helpful High School Courses

Examples of helpful classes that help you prepare for this career:

  • Advertising
  • Composition
  • Consumer Law
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Economics
  • Graphic Design
  • International Marketing
  • Management
  • Multimedia
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Statistics

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.


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