By Sales Education Foundation
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 25, 2017) — Eastern Kentucky University, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University were ranked among the “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).
SEF recognizes universities for preparing students for successful careers in professional selling and for helping to elevate the sales profession.
Professional sales is one of the most popular career destinations for students graduating with a sales degree. Recent research suggests that 60 percent of all business majors and 88 percent of all marketing majors begin their professional careers in sales-related roles.
Demand for sales positions is expected to remain strong in Kentucky. Career site Zippia projected an 18.5 percent growth rate over the next seven years for entry-level positions. When predicting the top 20 career opportunities in Kentucky for new graduates over the same period, sales jobs accounted for 24 percent of those job opportunities, in terms of absolute numbers.