What Is an Account Executive Career Path?

The most important quality for an account executive is the ability to build solid, lasting relationships with clients. Since this is not something that can be taught in a classroom, a potential account executive may not need a college degree to succeed. A bachelor's degree in business or a related field can be a starting point, but equivalent experience levels the playing field. Entry-level jobs build experience and allow account executives to polish their skills before moving up or on to larger companies. Their main goals are bringing in new clients and meeting and exceeding sales quotas. Account executives can then move up the career ladder to sales managers, sales directors, or sales vice presidents.

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