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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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Overview: Macy's is currently seeking dynamic, self-motivated individuals who have a passion for make-up and skin care to work in one of our most vibrant and exciting departments. As a Macy's Cosmetic Beauty Advisor, you will assist customers with make-up and skin care selections through personal, one-on-one interaction and the sharing of your cosmetic knowledge and expertise. Follow up after the...
It is the mission of the Mutual of Omaha Don Lilly Agency to be the company of choice for the communities we serve. For over a century Mutual of Omaha has been in the business of providing quality insurance and investment products to individuals and small businesses. Over the last 102 years Mutual of Omaha representatives have helped millions of families get the protection and advice they need to...
It is the mission of the Mutual of Omaha Don Lilly Agency to be the company of choice for the communities we serve. For over a century Mutual of Omaha has been in the business of providing quality insurance and investment products to individuals and small businesses. Over the last 102 years Mutual of Omaha representatives have helped millions of families get the protection and advice they need to...
It is the mission of the Mutual of Omaha Don Lilly Agency to be the company of choice for the communities we serve. For over a century Mutual of Omaha has been in the business of providing quality insurance and investment products to individuals and small businesses. Over the last 102 years Mutual of Omaha representatives have helped millions of families get the protection and advice they need to...
It is the mission of the Mutual of Omaha Don Lilly Agency to be the company of choice for the communities we serve. For over a century Mutual of Omaha has been in the business of providing quality insurance and investment products to individuals and small businesses. Over the last 102 years Mutual of Omaha representatives have helped millions of families get the protection and advice they need to...
It is the mission of the Mutual of Omaha Don Lilly Agency to be the company of choice for the communities we serve. For over a century Mutual of Omaha has been in the business of providing quality insurance and investment products to individuals and small businesses. Over the last 102 years Mutual of Omaha representatives have helped millions of families get the protection and advice they need to...
It is the mission of the Mutual of Omaha Don Lilly Agency to be the company of choice for the communities we serve. For over a century Mutual of Omaha has been in the business of providing quality insurance and investment products to individuals and small businesses. Over the last 102 years Mutual of Omaha representatives have helped millions of families get the protection and advice they need to...
Overview: As a Sales Associate at Macy's, you will be the most critical link in ensuring that our customers have a rewarding experience that will keep them coming back time after time. You will become a part of a dynamic selling environment where your fashion sense and selling strength will make you an important part of our team. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to demonstrat...
InMotion Entertainment is the largest retailer of consumer entertainment products, including portable electronics, accessories, DVD’s, CD’s, games, and video rental services in the U.S. airport market. We have over 70 locations in more than 30 airports across the country, bringing convenience to today’s traveler. We are currently seeking highly motivated, customer focused, qualified Retail Sales A...
Immediate Full Time opportunity for Director - Account Management with direct client in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Trigyn's Direct Client has a Full-time assignment for Director - Account Management in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Job description: The Director, Account Management is responsible for developing and executing the strategy to support these company goals: (1) install base revenue growth; and...
Spirit carries an expansive and complete assortment of innovative, entertaining and fun Halloween costumes, decorations and accessories. We are the one-stop shopping destination for Halloween enthusiasts of all ages to meet their Halloween needs. Through our vast merchandise assortment and memorable visual presentation, Spirit stores provide a truly impressive, unique and unforgettable shopping ex...
Position Summary Within an assigned geographic market, a Sales Representative is responsible for identifying leads, proactively prospecting and selling new, profitable commercial, industrial and recycling services to customers. The Sales Representative meets regularly with prospective new clients in his or her assigned market area to deliver sales presentations, follow up with key decision makers...
Overview: We are currently seeking dynamic, self-motivated individuals who have a passion for cosmetics to lead a team in one of Macy's most vibrant and exciting departments. As a Retail Cosmetic Counter Manager at Macy's, you will supervise the complete operation of one of our cosmetic lines, ensuring a high level of productivity and enabling the counter to meet or exceed sales and credit expecta...
How stimulated are you by your current job? Are you sick of unsteady hours and pay? Do you want to build your resume and begin a career? Sutherland Global Services is searching for Inbound Sales Consultants to become a part of our growing team! Does the challenge of upselling intrigue you? Are you persuasive? Our team is expanding, come join us! Inbound sales = absolutely no cold calling! If you d...
CUSTOMER SERVICE / SALES / MANAGEMENT / ENTRY LEVEL WE ARE A COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOMER SERVICE, SALES AND PROMOTIONS FOR FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES WE PROVIDE ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING IN: ENTRY LEVEL MARKETING, ENTRY LEVEL SALES, ENTRY LEVEL MANAGEMENT, ENTRY LEVEL CUSTOMER SERVICE Hey college grads! Do you find yourself asking - 'How am I supposed to have 3-5 years experience if nobody will give me...
Now Searching for all Property and Casualty Insurance Inbound Sales All-Stars! Want to work in the heart of Chesapeake, while helping others with their insurance needs? Sick of the same old contact center environment? Get a thrill out of dominating the sales floor? Come check out what Sutherland Global Services has to offer. If you are energetic, customer-oriented, sales-driven, and passionate abo...
Now Searching for all Personal Lines Insurance Inbound Sales All-Stars! Want to work in the heart of Chesapeake, while helping others with their insurance needs? Sick of the same old contact center environment? Get a thrill out of dominating the sales floor? Come check out what Sutherland Global Services has to offer. If you are energetic, customer-oriented, sales-driven, and passionate about the...
Now Searching for all Health and Life Insurance Inbound Sales All-Stars! Want to work in the heart of Chesapeake, while helping others with their insurance needs? Sick of the same old contact center environment? Get a thrill out of dominating the sales floor? Come check out what Sutherland Global Services has to offer. If you are energetic, customer-oriented, sales-driven, and passionate about the...
It is the mission of the Mutual of Omaha Don Lilly Agency to be the company of choice for the communities we serve. For over a century Mutual of Omaha has been in the business of providing quality insurance and investment products to individuals and small businesses. Over the last 102 years Mutual of Omaha representatives have helped millions of families get the protection and advice they need to...
Overview: Our stores are where the ultimate magic of Macy's comes to life, and our Retail Sales Associates are vital to delivering customer service that offers a distinctive shopping experience and drives sales results. This position uses a scheduling plan that allows an associate to participate in the creation of his/her work schedule by managing availability and identifying a preferred work sche...

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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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