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Best Industries for Sales Jobs?

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Best Industries for Sales Jobs?

Wondering what industries in Canada are best for sales jobs.

Consider base pay plus commission, decent employers, feasible but challenging targets while doing honest work, etc.
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Medical major equipment sales.
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Tech/IT.

Also IMHO the most stressful job there is, today. Typical split is 50/50 between base salary and targeted bonus. Bonus is exponential upon exceeding quota.

Conservative numbers below:

$150K base.
At 100% attainment, $150K bonus.
At 120% attainment, $300K bonus.

Once you do the math, it's eyewatering. That said, most people don't exceed quota, and if you miss quota 2+ years in a row, you're fired.

So, lucrative? Yes. Incredibly demanding? Yes.
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Agreed with both above.

That being said, mixing feasible with challenging is a bit of an oxymoron. To keep it simple (don't want to get into exceptions), compensation is usually usually tied to challenge.

Heck, some folks make a killing at MLM, selling cars, insurance, pharmaceuticals, weapons, financial products etc...
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Anything with high sticker prices and long sales cycles. Airplane sales fits the bill. Corporate Finance.
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I'm a believer in that if you can sell, you should do well in any industry. Find something you like and you believe it, that's probably the best way to be successful.
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Think of the Childre…
medical sales...can hit 1 million if you are good.

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Kkhan15 wrote: Any I've seen requires medical background.
It varies from company to company.
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fusion2k2k wrote: I'm a believer in that if you can sell, you should do well in any industry. Find something you like and you believe it, that's probably the best way to be successful.
Agreed.
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Kkhan15 wrote: Any I've seen requires medical background.
If you're good, you might have connections that can get around that.
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Its a stressful job.

Yes money is good if you can make the quota.

Yes you'll get your century club award and maybe president's club award but next year your sales director will increase your quota and guess what? That 3.2 M sale you did last year .. that customer aint buying from you for the next 2-4 years and you're now in a pickle. As someone else said, you miss sales targets and after 2 cycles maybe 3, you're out!

Enjoy it while you can.
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Same with me OP,

I'm in the same situation. I think I have a hidden talent in sales. I don't know where to start as I don't have any experience in it. Cellular or car sales might be a good start?

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