Sales and Stock Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Military sales and stock specialists work to manage the operation of military retail stores in order to keep stock of merchandise, record transactions and deposits, and provide military personnel with a friendly, convenient option that allows them to get their necessities on base or onboard ships without difficulty. Other duties include pricing of merchandise, accounting and bookkeeping, and making deposits of cash.

Work Environment

Sales and stock specialists work on land and aboard ships, in retail stores and storerooms.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only)
  • Clothing Stores
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Sales and Stock Specialists in the Military

24,458

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Salary

Average Salary

$51,872

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 51%
  • Associate's degree 18%
  • Less than high school 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Some college 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Sales and stock specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Stock proceduresRecordkeeping and bookkeeping proceduresShipping and receivingInventory management and configuration management (CMPlus)Property management

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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