Sporting Goods Salesperson

Sell sporting goods and athletic equipment.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sporting Goods Salespeople do?

Sells sporting goods and athletic equipment: Advises customer on type of equipment for specific purposes, such as length of golf club, size of grip on tennis racket, weight of bowling ball, length of skis and poles, and caliber and make of gun or rifle. Explains care of equipment, regulations of games, and fish and game laws. Informs customer of areas for hunting, fishing, or skiing, and cost of such outings. Performs other duties as described under SALESPERSON Master Title. May repair sporting goods.

Should I be a Sporting Goods Salesperson?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.

  • Also known as: Salesperson, Hearing Aids, Salesperson, Sporting Goods, Salesperson, Women's Sportswear

    How to Become a
    Sporting Goods Salesperson

    Most Sporting Goods Salespeople have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9cagaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29||bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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