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Purchasing Agents

Purchase all the goods and services that are needed to run an operation.

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Growth rate:  -5.6%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Obtain information about goods or services.
  • Confer with personnel to coordinate business operations.
  • Develop business relationships.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients or service providers.
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Job Title Examples:

Procurement Specialist
Purchasing Manager

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