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Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products. 

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Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 3.2%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 1,475
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $26.85 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $62,440 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. 
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