Chapter 13 activity.docx - Critical Thinking Activity-Chapter 15 CAREERS IN DISTRIBUTION What would a career in distribution involve What are the

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Critical Thinking Activity-Chapter 15 CAREERS IN DISTRIBUTION What would a career in distribution involve? What are the educational requirements? The future job prospects? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a comprehensive analysis for thousands of careers. The handbook is available online at the Bureau’s website . Choose a career in one of the distribution-related fields. Use the alphabetical search to find the occupation and summarize the information given in the Handbook (you may have to click through the tabs on the page. Your choices are: Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents (this will include retail and wholesale buyers, and people that buy raw materials for manufacturing) Or Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (this will include people sell goods for manufacturers) 1. Describe the nature of the work for this career.
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Unformatted text preview: People in this career can buy services and/or products to sell or use for a company. They will make sure to vet anyone or anything before buying it for the company they work for to insure the quality of the product. 2. What are the working conditions? Most people on this path work full time and work overtime as well. They work in offices and are expected to travel at times. 3. What training and qualifications are needed? Most people in this career area have a Bachelor’s degree and also receive on the job training for a couple of months. 4. How many jobs are available in this career area? There are around 520,400 jobs in this area as of 2016. 5. What is the job outlook for the next decade? The average outlook for these jobs is projected to decline around 3%. 6. What are the median annual earnings for this career? The median earning is around $67 to $68 thousand....
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