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Parts Salespersons

Also called: Parts Salesperson, Parts Counterman, Parts Manager, Parts Counterperson

What they do:
Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.
On the job, you would:
  • Read catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices.
  • Determine replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers' descriptions of malfunctions.
  • Receive and fill telephone orders for parts.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence
  • Dependability

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$29,550
per year, on average
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