Technical sales specialists (wholesale trade) sell a range of technical goods and services, such as scientific, agricultural and industrial products, electricity, telecommunications services and computer services, to governments and to commercial and industrial establishments in domestic and international localities. They are employed by establishments that produce or provide technical goods and services, such as pharmaceutical companies, industrial equipment manufacturing companies, grain elevators, computer services firms, engineering firms and hydroelectric companies. Or, they may be self-employed technical sales specialists/agents who contract their services to other companies. (National Occupational Classification)
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A university degree or college diploma in a program related to the product or service is usually required. Experience in sales or in a technical occupation related to the product or service may also be required. Fluency in a specific foreign language, and/or foreign work or travel experience may be required for technical sales specialists seeking employment with companies that import or export technical goods or services. (NOC)
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Date modified: April 25, 2019