Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Bachelor|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||69,400|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||3.6%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||2,560|
A bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience is often required to work in this field. Survey data provided by the government shows that 57% of employees have a bachelor's degree or higher. 28% of purchasing supervisors attended college, but do not have a degree. 15% of workers were able to find a job with only a high school education.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
Of those working as employees, 2% work fewer than 40 hours per week. Around 3% of purchasing supervisors are independent contractors.
Area Job Conditions
On a per capita basis, there are more jobs for employees in Columbus (Indiana), Niles (Michigan), and Battle Creek (Michigan), and fewer jobs in Tallahassee (Florida), El Paso (Texas), and Bakersfield (California).
Compensation for purchasing supervisors is the most in Washington (District of Columbia), Bethesda (Maryland), and Austin (Texas), and the lowest in Jackson (Tennessee), Johnson City (Tennessee), and Shreveport (Louisiana).