Different Positions in a Company

Contact human resources to inquire about your interest in applying for their open positions. The human resource department lists available positions for any company. Larger companies have a wider variety of opportunities. Small business owners contract other companies for portions of the business like accounting, marketing, or maintenance. Positions in a company may be either paid or unpaid.

Sales

Most businesses need a sales position to operate with efficiency. These positions may be intermittent, or have salaries based on a commission. Company positions in the sales department include retail sales, sales engineers, and financial services sales. A sales manager position requires learning merchandising, customer service, and any basic policies and procedures for the company.

Internships

Large companies provide service-learning opportunities for young workers such as internships. These company positions are typically unpaid, except some mid-career opportunities in research, government, or media. Internships typically provide college course credit, or a paid position upon completion of the internship period. Consider an internship if the choice company for employment has no openings. Many companies promote their interns as a means of reducing trainings costs for new employees.

Accounting

Accounting positions in any company provide administrative support in budget planning and management, payroll activities, sales, and accounts receivable. Most accounting positions are technical in nature and require familiarity with mathematical software. Tax accounting, financial research development, and budget building are higher level administrative tasks for a company's accounts manager.

Human Resources

Small companies, and contractors often combine several duties into a single position. Human resource positions require communication skills, administrative experience, and industry familiarity. Large companies include positions that train and educate employees in their human resource office. Included responsibilities for human resource department positions are managing certification records, employee review records and employee assistance programs.

2016 Salary Information for Sales and Related Occupations

Sales and related occupations earned a median annual salary of $26,590 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, sales and related occupations earned a 25th percentile salary of $20,210, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $46,230, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 15,747,800 people were employed in the U.S. as sales and related occupations.

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About the Author

Amie Comeau first published writing and photography in 1998. Her images appear on Fine Art America, and her writing appears on eHow and Answerbag. Comeau studied art therapy at the University of New Mexico and teaches integrative yoga therapy. She has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Tulane University.