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Employment for manufacturers' and wholesale sales representatives is expected to grow at an average rate through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Because of continued economic growth and an increasing number of new products on the market, more sales representatives will be needed to explain, demonstrate, and sell these products to customers. The DOL reports that employment will grow faster than the average for sales reps in the following industries: architectural, engineering, and related services; clothing retail stores; insurance agencies and brokerages; and mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction. Much-faster-than-average growth is expected for sales representatives in the construction; health care; and professional, scientific, and technical services industries.