Industries & Professions /
Automobile Sales Workers
Automobile sales workers inform customers about new or used automobiles, and they prepare payment, financing, and insurance papers for customers who have purchased a vehicle. It is their job to persuade the customer that the product they are selling is the best choice. They attract new customers by mail, telephone, e-mail, or through personal contacts. To stay informed about their products, sales workers regularly attend training sessions about the vehicles they sell. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there are approximately 4.7 million retail sales workers employed in the United States, of which 11 percent are motor vehicle and parts dealers.