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Buyers and Purchasing Agents
What Buyers and Purchasing Agents Do
Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review the quality of products.

How to Become a Buyer or Purchasing Agent
Although a high school diploma may be sufficient for some positions, many employers require buyers and purchasing agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Most entry-level positions require some on-the-job training.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for buyers and purchasing agents was $59,620 in May 2015. Employment of buyers and purchasing agents is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024.

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