Parts Salespersons - What They Do

Parts Salespersons generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level.

Once employed, Parts Salespersons can expect to earn an average of $32,000.00 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Parts Salespersons will see a moderate decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -2.2%.

In respect to starting your own business, Parts Salespersons rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 1.6% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Parts Salespersons can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 4.7% are currently unemployed.

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Academic Programs of Interest

A general Partsperson program is designed to prepare students for employment in parts departments such as those found in automotive repair shops, heavy machinery repair shops, truck repair shops, government maintenance shops, mine maintenance shops, automotive parts retailers and wholesalers, etc.

A Partsperson program will usually cover: shipping and receiving functions, identification of parts, application conversions, communications with customers, safety and warehousing, inventory control, business... more