Sample 1 - State of California

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Parts Salespersons
(SOC Code : 41-2022)
in California

Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$16.68$11.29$14.75$20.23

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202017,90021,5003,60020.11,020

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Auto Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores10,17641.3%
Automobile Dealers 8,60926.7%
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers 8,4957.1%
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers 4,1936.1%
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 4,2635.2%
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 38,8153.3%
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers3,0293.2%
Electronics and Appliance Stores 22,1181.3%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Vehicle & Vehicle Parts & Accessories Marketing Operations (

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Read catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices.
Receive and fill telephone orders for parts.
Determine replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers` descriptions of malfunctions.
Fill customer orders from stock.
Prepare sales slips or sales contracts.
Receive payment or obtain credit authorization.
Take inventory of stock.
Advise customers on substitution or modification of parts when identical replacements are not available.
Examine returned parts for defects, and exchange defective parts or refund money.
Mark and store parts in stockrooms according to prearranged systems.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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