According to those who do the counting in the Dept of Labor, sales is a high-growth field. The median income is about $56K. Here, read all about it.
Why lawyers might succeed in sales is because you are analytical.
The game of selling is not a depressing one if you reverse engineer each sales call into what went right and what went wrong. Soon enough you can put together what is for you the winning formula.
If you have never sold before as a living, a quick start is to apply to call centers which handle different kinds of selling processes. They do have a base pay. That can range from about $9.00 to $16.00 an hour. There are also commissions. If you stay long enough there are benefits.
Learn all you can, on the company. Then apply for a higher paying situation. Soon enough you're in the big time being a regional sales representative for a tech brand.
Me? I started in sales in my family businesses. At age 11, I had my own Wallace Brown greeting card franchise. I was a high producer in Hudson County, New Jersey.
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