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Representation: Career and Education Opportunities in Alabama

Representation: Business Representatives provide those with no business skills the help they need as they interact with professionals. Acting as agents, brokers and buyers, they provide the guidance that people sometimes need when entering to agreements and contracts.

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Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham. In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Alan's Discount Music, the The Hip Hop Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.


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Agents represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes to prospective employers. Agents need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Wholesale Buyer

Wholesale Buyers buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Wholesale Buyers need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to think through complex problems and develop a critical analysis of the situation and possible solutions.