Wholesale and Retail buyer

by: Caitlyn Cogswell

Career description:

Buy merchandise for resale to consumers at the wholesale and retail level.

Entry wage:

Starting out you can be making up to $13.63 an hour but this is all depending on where you decided to work. If you work in a smaller city such as Knoxville you could be making this amount but if you were in a larger city such as New York City you can make more.
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degree needed:

You can get a job in this career field with a vocational certificate but you are more likely to get the job you want with a associates or bachelors degree in merchandising.
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Estimated annual job openings:

If you are looking for a job in Knoxville, TN in this career field there are only 14 job openings. If you are looking in another bigger city for a job in this field you have a higher chance of finding the job you want.
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Does PSCC offer the degree needed?

They do not, so if you are wanting to earn your degree as a buyer you will need to transfer to another school that offers the degree you desire.

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