Parts Salespersons

What do they do?

Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

Also known as:

Parts Advisor, Parts Associate, Parts Back Counter Man, Parts Clerk, Parts Consultant, Parts Counter Sales Person, Parts Counterman, Parts Counterperson, Parts Manager, Parts Person, Parts Professional, Parts Representative, Parts Salesman, Parts Salesperson, Parts Specialist, Salesperson, Wholesale Parts Salesperson

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Parts Salespersons in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Parts Salespersons is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 4.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #27 in job growth rate
  • 800

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #10 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Parts Salespersons:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.9%)
  • Associate's degree (8.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (28.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (46.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (8.9%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Knowledge

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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • 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.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Take product orders from customers.
  • Process sales or other transactions.
  • Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs.
  • Prepare sales or other contracts.
  • Explain technical product or service information to customers.
  • Monitor inventories of products or materials.

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