What do they do?

Sell goods or services door-to-door or on the street.

Also known as:

Direct Sales Coach, Door-to-Door Sales Trainer, Independent Beauty Consultant, Independent Distributor, Independent Sales Associate, Independent Sales Representative, Sales Representative, Street Vendor

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers is projected to Decline 22 percent from 2020 to 2030

Projected Employment in CA

No Data Available
  • -22.6%

    Change

    Ranks #39 in job growth rate
    760

    Job Openings

    Ranks #4 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (1%)
  • Master's degree  (5%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (20%)
  • Associate's degree  (10%)
  • Some college, no degree  (22%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (30%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (14%)

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Explain technical product or service information to customers.
  • Demonstrate products to consumers.
  • Identify potential customers.
  • Arrange delivery of goods or services.
  • Process sales or other transactions.
  • Take product orders from customers.
  • Contact current or potential customers to promote products or services.
  • Coordinate sales campaigns.
  • Answer customer questions about goods or services.
  • Distribute promotional literature or samples to customers.
  • Sell products or services.
  • Set up merchandise displays.
  • Purchase stocks of merchandise or supplies.
  • Stock products or parts.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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