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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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Monster Worldwide Weston, MA, 02493
Product Manager – Media Products The Product Team at Monster Worldwide, is seeking a smart, persistent candidate to fill the role of Product Manager –Media Products. You will play a critical role in the management and development of display advertising products and services on Monster’s media properties. In addition, you will be closely involved in the business management and operations on a...
Monster Worldwide San Francisco, CA
Strategic Solutions Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for Strategic Solutions Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in...
Monster Worldwide Weston, MA
Solution Sales National Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for National Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in their ...
Monster Worldwide San Francisco, CA
Field Acquisition Sales Representative has primary responsibility for driving sales through recruiting and acquiring net new business. Field Acquisition sales activities will focus primarily on target customers (fortune 1000) with a low share of wallet with Monster; deeply lapsed accounts; and win back businesses. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES · Develop and expand new business – target...
Monster Worldwide Weston, MA
Strategic Solutions Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for Strategic Solutions Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE OREM AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same time abou...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE BLACKSBURG AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same tim...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE MCALLEN AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same time ab...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE PASADENA AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same time a...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE CARROLLTON AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same time...
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores 2747 Festival Ln, Dublin, OH 43017 Looking for Holiday Seasonal sales staff. Make extra money, flexible schedule, great discount, and have FUN! www.joann.com/careers or call or visit the store 614-793-8028 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
MOTORSPORTS SALES Ride 1 Powersports looking for sales professionals, go to www.Ride1powersports.com This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Company Confidential Virginia Beach, VA, 23454
Busy call center looking for a manager to manage and motivate the call center agents. The job description will include but not limited to: Manage a team of call center agents. Be available to affect the entirety of the team's operations. Manage by walking around. Be visible to answer questions. Take calls that your agents can't handle and be available when an agent appears to need assistance....
We have an immediate need for a Sales Engineer For more than 60 years CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. Some of the exciting and growing industries we serve include Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Aerospace & Industrial Equipment; and Hi-Tech. We are a $1.1 bil...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43228
SALES REP Local publishing co. seeking exp. , ambitious Rep for inside/outside sales, FT. Out of town travel 40%. Good communication skills a must. Benefits. Please e-mail *****. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Company Confidential MEDIA, PA, 19063
Sales Consultant Sales Consultant We keep growing! Opportunity for 2 Automotive Sales Consultants. Thomas Chevrolet is an established, high volume dealership with high CSI and top Service Dept. Be part of a winning team! Salary, competitive pay plan, benefits, 401k. If you are an achiever with a great attitude, people skills and drive give us a call. Will consider no experience for right c...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE READING AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same time ab...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE NORTH CHARLESTON AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact sam...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE LAWTON AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same time abo...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE NORMAL AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same time abo...

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

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