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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...
Job Overview: This position is accountable for establishing partnerships with hospital(s) through proactive account management activities at key levels of the hospital(s) (e.g. Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer/Chief Medical Officer/Chief Information Systems Officer). This position will have overall responsibility for the coordination of all administrative and service activities tha...
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...
Maplefields is growing! Maplefields, a leading Vermont based convenience store operator, is seeking mature, professional individuals to manage it's newest store in St. Johnsbury Vermont currently under construction and our existing locations in Plainfield and Bristol, VT. These individuals should have a proven management ability and past exposure to a retail environment is helpful. If you have p...
As the only global provider of commercial solutions, Quintiles understands what it takes to deliver nationally and internationally. Our teams help biopharma get their medicines to the people who need them. We help customers gain insight and access to their markets and ultimately demonstrate their product’s value to payers, physicians and patients. A significant part of our business is acting as th...
Are you looking for that next big challenge? Are you high energy with a strong drive to win? If so, Progressive Finance has an exciting new opening for Inside Sales Representative in our corporate office in Draper, UT. The Inside Sales Rep (ISR) will take/make inbound and outbound phone calls with merchants in a specific territory, to help the merchant understand how Progressive products and serv...
Job Description: Amazing Field Sales opportunity!! We are looking for an Account Manager to grow our business and market share in Modesto, CA. Prospective individual will sell our products and services in the materials handling industry which include lift trucks, maintenance programs and aftermarket products. Dynamic individual will be provided a base assigned accounts. Expectations include but ...
Company Confidential Long Beach, CA
Overview: Exciting Outside Entry Level Sales Position ! Excellent base salary, uncapped commissions, monthly car allowances,tremendous career path opportunities and more! In this role, your over all responsibilities include prospecting, cold calling, setting appointments with prospects, presenting programs to meet and exceed your sales quota. This position is due to growth and company expansion....
Job Description: - Great pay up to 40k Base! - Commission on monthly store goals and potential for bonuses This is a great opportunity for a dynamic Retail Sales Store Manager! Are you an outgoing, people person looking for a successful career? Are you looking for a company with which you can really grow? This busy location needs a Sales oriented Retail professional to join the team. This is a ...
Business is good! WCSJ - WJDK needs at least one more account executive to their advertising sales team... and it could be you. Some outside sales experience is helpful. If it's time for a career change, resumes to: ***** or 219 W. Washington St, Morris, IL 60450 EOE Posting provided by:...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time 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...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time 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...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time 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...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time 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...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time 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...
Purpose : Retail Sales Associates Full-Time 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...

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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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