Industrial Distribution — Technical Concentration

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement
Year Established: 

Students can take their industrial distribution career to the next level as a technical representative. Combining product specification and application with customer service, this is a rewarding and challenging career for those with both technical aptitude and an interest in sales.

Currently more starting-level jobs in Industrial Distribution exist than the number of qualified people to fill these jobs. This trend is expected to continue.

Individuals in Industrial Distribution:

  • Support customers through phone or personal contact.
  • Represent manufacturers'' new and existing products.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Manage inventory and warehouse functions.
Career Opportunities: 

Career Opportunities include:

  • Business Managers
  • Buyers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Inside/Outside Sales Representatives
  • Inventory/Warehouse Managers
  • Technical Product Line Specialists

While salaries will vary based on experience and education, compensation is competitive.*

Outside Sales: $40,000-$80,000
Branch Management: $40,000-$70,000
Inside Sales: $28,000-$65,000
Purchasing: $27,000-$60,000
Customer Service: $22,000-$40,000
Warehouse: $21,000-$38,000

*Sources: American Society of Employers; Power Transmission Distributors Association.

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Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
19 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

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