Research shows that a surprising number of college graduates across all academic disciplines become sales professionals even though they did not deliberately pursue this career path.
Why Consider a Major in Professional Sales?
Availability and diversity of career options. Careers in professional sales are available across a myriad of industries, and provide more job opportunities than “hot” fields such as finance or IT.
Career advancement. Salespeople are now highly involved in critical marketing activities such as product development, supply chain management, and strategic planning. In fact, more than 80% of Fortune 500 CEO’s spent a significant portion of their career in sales and account management positions.
Compensation. Starting compensation and benefits in sales positions are among the highest available to any college graduate. Many recent graduates earn in excess of $100,000 per year only a few years after graduation. The fact is that most majors are involved in sales.
Other business majors -finance, real estate, and accounting – find that their day-to-day jobs and responsibilities take on sales and account management themes at some point in their careers.