What does a work day look like for Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities?

Based on survey data, a work day for Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities typically involves the following:

  • Every day telephone, 91% of the time. How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
  • Every day electronic mail, 91% of the time. How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
  • Every day indoors, environmentally controlled, 85% of the time. How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
  • Regular (established routine, set schedule) work schedules, 73% of the time. How regular are the work schedules for this job?
  • Constant contact with others contact with others, 73% of the time. How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
  • Extremely important deal with external customers, 70% of the time. How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
  • Every day face-to-face discussions, 65% of the time. How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
  • No responsibility responsible for others' health and safety, 64% of the time. How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
  • Once a year or more but not every month public speaking, 57% of the time. How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
  • A lot of freedom structured versus unstructured work, 57% of the time. To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?
  • Once a year or more but not every month frequency of conflict situations, 57% of the time. How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
  • Once a week or more but not every day letters and memos, 55% of the time. How often does the job require written letters and memos?
  • Once a year or more but not every month deal with unpleasant or angry people, 54% of the time. How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?
  • A lot of freedom freedom to make decisions, 53% of the time. How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
  • I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office) physical proximity, 53% of the time. To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
  • Every day frequency of decision making, 52% of the time. How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?
  • Important results impact of decisions on co-workers or company results, 52% of the time. What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?
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