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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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Senior Reimbursement Analyst Jobs in San Diego, CA - Healthcare Parker & Lynch has a direct hire Senior Reimbursement Analyst job opportunity in the Central County area of San Diego, CA. Candidates must have a minimum of 6 years of progressive experience to be considered for this position. The salary range for this position is $75K -$85K annually. Senior Reimbursement Analyst job responsibilities...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: Maintains an active lead generation system to ensure sufficient job opportunities are available for students and graduates. Maintains contact with local employers to obtain information on...
Req ID: 9341 BASIC PURPOSE: The purpose of the Network Operations Center Specialist is to provide customer network services on core equipment and supporting services for engineering and other technical teams. It is their duty to ensure maximum possible service availability and performance. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Operational responsibilities include but are not limited to the categories and tasks...
Job Requisition Number:42141 The Role: A sales professional who works in partnership with a Senior Account Executive as the internal coordinator and implementer of the client's business. Works in partnership with the Senior Account Executive to ideate, innovate and collaborate on the client's business. Acts as "back-up" on the client relationship and as an additional resource. In addition to the A...
Job Requisition Number:42143 The Role: The Data Science and Insights team within the Global Media Marketing Division is looking for an experienced research strategy director to build out the research function at Bloomberg Media. The goal is to create a foundation of market-leading research to underpin the advertising sales and content marketing efforts. Working closely with clients, the research d...
Director of Sales - Manufacturing Leading multinational organization is seeking a Director of Sales for their NJ office There’s little chance of career stagnation; the company strongly emphasizes growth from within. The company is doing extremely well, and will compensate well beyond their competition. The company is very entrepreneurial and offers employees at this level ownership in the organiza...
Exciting career opportunity with Parker+Lynch!!! Parker & Lynch is a worldwide leader for the recruitment and placement of accounting and financial professionals. We are seeking an experienced sales professional to join our dynamic Woodland Hills and Burbank, California teams. As an Executive Recruiter you will identify and recruit the top financial talent in the Los Angeles area and establish pro...
Reports To District Manager General Purpose The primary responsibility of a Store Manager is to provide leadership and manage all processes of store operations to maximize store sales and profits. This position requires a high level of initiative, creativity and the ability to exercise independent judgment. At some point in the future the company may need you to relocate to meet the needs of the b...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
Our client is hiring a Director of Sales and Marketing to join their growing department in Edison, NJ. Our client is in the Aerospace industry. To be qualified for this position the individual must have and engineering and sales background, be driven and able to communicate effectively. The client offers a lot of perks, such as stock options, excellent benefits and salary. Director of Sales and Ma...
Brunswick is the market leader in the marine, fitness, bowling and billiards industries; and our participation in these industries is deliberate. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. No company equals Brunswick’s quality and innovation in fitness equipment. And no company possesses Brunswick’s knowledge and heritage in bowling and billiards. Position Descripti...
We have a great opportunity for a PORT COORDINATOR job with one of our most respected clients located in EAST DOWNTOWN near Wayside & Navigation Blvd. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of customer service, purchasing and/or inside sales experience within the maritime industry. The Port Coordinator will be responsible for processing orders from various ports, purchasing products and...

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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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