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Retail Job Overview


When someone says they work in retail, it usually means they work as a cashier or sales associate. They are responsible for greeting customers, helping them find various items in the store, and assisting them in making their purchases by accepting their payment of cash, credit card, check or gift card when they have completed their shopping. Becoming a Retail Sales Associate or Customer Service Representative is usually a starting position for people entering the workforce for the first time.

Retail Education Requirements


Retail sales associates are able to work even without a high school diploma, which is why it is commonly a part-time job for students. Many people keep the job even after obtaining a high school diploma or a college degree as the work schedule tends to be flexible. Retail sales associates should have good interpersonal skills, have a comprehensive knowledge of the company they work for and be able to spend hours on their feet.

Retail Job Market


The availability of retail jobs is expected to grow by 10 percent by 2022, resulting in 195,570 new jobs per year. Those seeking a job in a retail environment need only look as far as the nearest shopping center; almost every retail company employs retail workers in order to keep the store stocked and to sell the products.

Retail Salary


Retail usually pays only a minimum wage, but this varies from state to state. In many places, this wage is about $7.25 an hour, but some retail jobs can pay as much as $18 an hour. The average annual salary is about $30,000, but some retail workers are also paid on commission, which can earn them a wage of $60,000 or more per year if they are exceptionally skilled and motivated.
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High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
Sales Representative, Westborough area There is an opening for a Sales Administrator in one of the area’s top companies in the insurance sector. We are looking for someone who has 1-2 years of previous corporate sales experience and is willing to learn the ins and outs of the business. We are one of the leading companies in insurance, with various client connections. We are looking for someone who...
High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems was...
High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Serve as the Sales Account leader to lead efforts to expand account penetration into the Department of the Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy and other civilian Federal civil agencies for 3eTI products and services. Develop strategic account plan which defines sales strategy to position 3eTI to meet revenue objectives year over year. Direct efforts...
High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
If you are a career minded, charismatic salesperson looking to join a successful organization, then this is your opportunity! Solid Wood Cabinets is a well-established & in-demand cabinet company with 11 retail showrooom locations in NJ, PA & DE. We have been in business for 11+ yrs & are currently expanding. We have immediate openings for experienced Kitchen Designers/Sales Representatives to joi...
Purpose : Opportunities available at many area locations. FUN ENVIRONMENT GREAT PAY GENEROUS EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS CONVENIENT LOCATIONS If you are interested in working for a company that values your contribution and offers a chance for career advancement, RadioShack is for you. We’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable people who are passionate about meeting the customer’s needs and are willing to t...
A Gift Shop Clerk with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for assisting guests and selling merchandise in a timely, friendly and efficient manner in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic p...
High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
Sales Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the be...
Sales Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the be...
Sales Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the be...
Sales Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the be...
Sales Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the be...
Sales Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the be...
Spokane CAMP Chevrolet Cadillac Automotive Service Advisor (Service Writer) Automotive Service Advisor – Auto Sales – Customer Service Writer Spokane CAMP Chevrolet Cadillac continues to grow and we are seeking a talented Automotive Service Advisor to join our successful team. Spokane CAMP Chevrolet Cadillac is one of many Lithia Auto Stores. At Lithia we provide a unique blend of leadership skill...
MEDICAL DEVICE / SURGICAL SALES! CHICAGO TERRITORY Great opportunity to enter the desired industry of medical device / surgical sales with a national leader! This Chicago Sales Representative will prospect and sell our client's surgical implants, instruments and devices to hospitals and surgery centers in the defined Northern IL / Chicago Land territory. Need sales experience in any medical or hos...
If you are a career minded, charismatic salesperson looking to join a successful organization, then this is your opportunity! Solid Wood Cabinets is a well-established & in-demand cabinet company with 11 retail showrooom locations in NJ, PA & DE. We have been in business for 11+ yrs & are currently expanding. We have immediate openings for experienced Kitchen Designers/Sales Representatives to joi...

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Retail Sales

Rate of Growth
12.60 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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