The city recently has invested into bio-technology and medical research. Health care services contribute to the city’s economic growth; in fact one of Birmingham’s biggest employers is the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital which employs around 20,000 people. The UAB Hospital is a level I trauma center which provides not only health care services but breakthrough medical research. The developments made through research have resulted to various jobs related to medical and health care services.
As of now there are over 12,000 jobs posted for Birmingham Alabama. These numbers included various Birmingham sales employments. In general, the trend for sales jobs since January 2009 has increased by 59 percent and the average salary for these Birmingham sales jobs is at $55,000.
The job trend for Birmingham is bright with a 40 percent increase in the number of jobs posted since January 2009. If this situation continues then professionals, fresh graduates and jobseeker will have a great opportunity to find a job that suits their qualifications and skills.
One of the common Birmingham sales careers is in the wireless technology sector. One of the nation’s biggest telecommunication companies is currently in need of a retail sales associate who delivers an amazing customer satisfaction experience. Applicants who are self-motivated, can work in a fast-paced work environment, and are able to handle customers’ needs would be great for this position. This job offers a flexible work schedule and pays very well. The responsibilities of a retail sales associate include: building customer confidence through interactive store experience; maximizing customer experience by listening to their needs and fulfilling what the customer wants. Qualifications for this job are: high school diploma, or GED; previous retail or customer service-related experience; availability for flexible scheduling; basic computer skills, able to listen and have good communication skills.
The following are the average salary of other sales related jobs: sales representative- $45,000; account manager- $42,000; sales manager- $58,000; insurance sales agent- $149,000; account executive- $50,000 and regional sales manager- $110,000. These salary averages vary greatly on company, industry, location, experience and benefit.
Other Birmingham sales jobs deal with information technology. All businesses over the world rely largely on computers and modern technology in their operations. The rise of various info-tech companies resulted to the increase in the demand for technical sales engineer jobs. A large software company is currently in need of a technical sales engineer who will assist the sales team technically in identifying, qualifying, developing and closing business opportunities; develop, and deliver technical sales presentations that match client’s needs. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years experience in management products are required for this position. The average salary for these Birmingham sales jobs is $63,000.
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