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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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Fort Walton Beach, 32547
Daily News Color.tif Sales Multi-Media Advertising Sales Exciting Opportunity!! Find out why our team loves their job. Is it the exciting environment, the revenue rewards, the great benefits, or all of the above? The Northwest Florida Daily News is adding talented & motivated multi-media sales professionals to our advertising team. This position includes developing, presenting and closing sales fo...
Inside Sales Coordinator Allied Concrete Company is seeking an energetic and organized person to support our Sales Staff. Knowledge of Concrete and/or Hardscape industry is helpful but not required. Apply in person at 1000 Harris St, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or contact Rob Watkins at ***** As Posted in the Charlottesville Daily Progress...
Now Hiring an Insurance Representative New AAA Insurance Office in Danville, VA. Looking for an ambitious individual to work in an entrepreneurial type work environment backed by the education, stability, reputation and products that AAA Mid-Atlantic has to offer. We offer a competitive base salary plus commissions and great benefits! APPLY TODAY! Contact Nicole @ 302-299-4293 OR nneff@aaamidatlan...
Are you successful at Sales? Do you enjoy working one-on-one with clients? Interested in home fashions and interior design? Immediate opening for the right candidate! Salary + Bonus + Benefits ETHAN ALLEN 55 Springside Drive, Akron ***** No phone calls please! Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Odessa, 79762
General OPENING FOR MANAGER TRAINEE & CASHIERS Full-time & Part-time position must have own transportation, Apply in person Mon.-Fri. 8-5 5000 E. University, Ste. 11, Odessa...
Odessa, 79761
Sales CLEARTALK WIRELESS is hiring Direct Sales Representatives! Responsible for generating all outside sales leads. Pay averages 30K +per year. Competitive benefits, employee paid insurance, and 401K. Send resume to: kburrus@ flatwireless.com...
Super Pawn Center PT Sales Associate Must be able to lift 75 lbs. 20-30 hrs. wk. MUST BE 21 of age, work on Saturday and pass a drug and background test. Apply in person at Super Pawn Center 1012 Rucker Blvd, Enterprise AL 36301 (Mon-Sat) (8am - 7pm) As Posted in the Enterprise Ledger...
Company Confidential UPPER DARBY, PA, 19082
Sales Long time based co. located in Upper Darby looking for P/T INSIDE SALES, experience required. Some computer knowledge, serious inquiries only. Call 610-789-3693...
SALES ASSOCIATE / LEAD GENERATOR Lead generator/sales associate will capture consumer information and promote products and services. Must have strong communication skills, be quality and product oriented, self disciplined, pay attention to detail, possess good people skills, adapt quickly to any situation, and be a team player. Flexible schedule, competitive salary, and bonus program. Call R.F. Oh...
Personal Lines Underwriting Assistant KINGSTONE INSURANCE CO Local, rapidly expanding Property/Casualty Insurance Company looking for: PERSONAL LINES UNDERWRITING ASSISTANT Phone/online customer service; data entry in multiple computer systems; fast-paced and detailed work environment. Required: Minimum 2 years’ property & casualty insurance experience. PC proficiency including MS Office, strong t...
INSIDE SALES PERSON needed for retail building material center. Full time, call Jim at 734-676-3000 or mail resume to P.O. Box 202, Trenton 48183...
Company Confidential Westboro, MA, 01581
CASHIERS- PART TIME Various shifts for self-service gas station in Westborough. Bill 508-366-2201...
Honolulu, 96813
ESCROW ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST Experienced, accurate person needed to join our team, handling duties for multiple properties at friendly, fast-paced Kamaaina company. Good benefits package. Mail/fax/email resume to: Associa Hawaii, Attn: Sheldon 737 Bishop St. #3100 Honolulu, HI 96813 Fax: 888-608-4021 Sheldon@Associa Hawaii.com (No phone calls) From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
Energetic and Knowledgeable Licensed Insurance Agent for Busy Property & Casualty Agency. Send resume to: Personnel Manager, 2491 I-40W, Amarillo TX, 79109 or email to: *****...
RADIO STATION SALES POSITION: Our four great Cape radio stations deliver tens of thousands of listeners to Cape Businesses daily. Understand marketing and sales? Motivated to succeed? We offer a highly rewarding long-term career for developing and selling marketing plans to build local businesses. Previous sales or marketing experience is required. Email resume to ***** Equal Oppo...
Are you a self-starter with a customer service / retail background looking for a dynamic career with an industry leading company experiencing exciting growth? If this sounds like you, read on. This Store Manager role offers you the opportunity to make an impact as you take ownership of a fast-paced Store Manager position overseeing a high-volume retail / grocery store. You’ll demonstrate your tale...
Requisition ID 23530BR Title Pharma Field Sales – Endo Diabetes Care Specialist(EDCS) Tampa, FL Job Category Sales Job Description Pharma Field Sales – Endocrinologists Diabetes Care Specialist (EDCS) Tampa, FL Novo Nordisk is a focused healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. We are actively working to change the course of the diabetes pandemic, improve the daily lives of people wi...
Sales Professional/Account Manager I am a Recruiter working with a Fortune 500 company that is seeking a strong Sales Professional in Darien, IL. Become a part of a successful, growing and established organization that is looking for people to grow with them. They can demonstrate the success and earnings of people who have worked with this office, plus down the road you have the option of running...
Wood you like to work for an industry leader - a fast growing successful company bucking the economic trend? Wood you be interested in an exciting career path that leads to new opportunities and financial rewards? Wood you be interested in a competitive base salary plus a bonus program? Well, come and join our team at Lumber Liquidators!!! Lumber Liquidators Assistant Store Manager 2 is responsibl...
Financial Services Representative Financial Planner / Financial Advisor Career Description: Financial Planners help clients identify and achieve their financial goals. New York Life is dedicated to prudent financial management, high quality products and impeccable service. In addition to superior life and annuity products, registered representatives can offer a comprehensive array of financial pro...
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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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