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Parts Salespersons
(SOC Code : 41-2022)
in Los Angeles County

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) .

Los Angeles County is the same as Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale MD.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale MD20221st Qtr$19.83$15.62$18.51$22.93

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
Los Angeles County 2018 - 20285,4605,320-140-2.66,350

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Los Angeles County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Auto Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores2,35141.3%
Automobile Dealers 2,11826.7%
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers 1,7477.1%
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers 9106.1%
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 7785.2%
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 9,1583.3%
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers6883.2%
Electronics and Appliance Stores 2,5651.3%

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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.
Fill customer orders from stock and place orders when requested items are out of stock.
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.
Assist customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts.
Locate and label parts and maintain inventory of stock.
Take inventory of stock.

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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.
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).
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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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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