Nature of Work
Sales manager’s direct organizations' sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.
Training, Qualifications and Advancement
Most sales managers have a bachelor’s degree and work experience as a sales representative.
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.
Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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.