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Representation: Career and Education Opportunities in Pennsylvania

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.

Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.

CITIES WITH Representation OPPORTUNITIES IN Pennsylvania

Featured Online Colleges

Everest University
Liberty University
American InterContinental University Online

CAREERS WITHIN Representation


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.