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Purchasing Agents

Job Information

Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.


  • About 42 percent of purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents are employed in wholesale trade or manufacturing establishments.
  • Employment is projected to grow 7 percent, which is as fast as the average.
  • Opportunities should be best for those with a college degree in engineering, business, economics, or one of the applied sciences.
  • Prospects often need continuing education or certification to advance.


Personality I'm organized
Salary $57,580/yr ($28.79/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors