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Purchasing Managers

Job Information

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.


  • 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 good with people
Salary $97,130/yr ($48.57/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors