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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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Sales Executive - Wireless Site Acquisition Job Description: We are seeking a highly motivated sales & business development professional to server as our newest Site Acquisition Sales person. As our newest Sales Executive, you will meet with Site Owners to review wireless lease agreements to determine if one of our products could be of benefit to the Site Owner. Responsibilities: Make effective pr...
Don’t miss the opportunity to join a dynamic growing world class Power Systems Field Service team. TAW® Power Systems covers LA, MS, AL, FL and Southern GA as the Kohler Power Systems Distributor. TAW® Power Systems, Your Ultimate Power Partner! Founded in 1921,TAW® strives to employ and advance the finest people to further our mission as a leader in innovative solutions to the power industry, and...
Looking for a New Career Opportunity as a Sales Representative? Territory Sales Manager needed for the S. Central Texas area! Company Car Provided! Are you a self starter, results-oriented, and able to sell and influence others? At Kemper Personal and Commercial Lines, our sales and marketing team is an important part of our business; and we are seeking the best talent to help us execute our visio...
Looking for a New Career Opportunity as a Sales Representative? Territory Sales Manager needed for the San Antonio, Abilene, Lubbock, Amarillo, San Angelo area! Company Car Provided! Are you a self starter, results-oriented, and able to sell and influence others? At Kemper Personal and Commercial Lines, our sales and marketing team is an important part of our business; and we are seeking the best...
Don’t miss the opportunity to join a dynamic growing world class Power Systems Field Service team. TAW® Power Systems covers LA, MS, AL, FL and Southern GA as the Kohler Power Systems Distributor. TAW® Power Systems, Your Ultimate Power Partner! Founded in 1921,TAW® strives to employ and advance the finest people to further our mission as a leader in innovative solutions to the power industry, and...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview: Develops, maintains and cultivates effective customer relationships with assigned commercial accounts. Handles day to day account activities for commercial customers. Reviews comme...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED MULTI-UNIT MANAGER READY TO MAKE A CHANGE? Are you looking for stability, opportunity, excellent base pay and great incentives? You will find all of this at Rent-A-Center, the industry-leading specialty retailer. Come join our 20,000 employees located in over 3,000 stores throughout the United States and Canada. We're looking for experienced multi-unit managers who already h...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
Rent-A-Center provides opportunity for millions. For our customers: it's the opportunity to enjoy affordable brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and home computers. Our customers depend on us to help them create a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of whether they fit a particular credit profile. For our coworkers: it's the opportunity to train, develop and advance...
How's your Quality of Life? · Are you looking for a job or a real career? · Do you worry about getting laid off? · Are benefits, 401k & paid time off programs important to you? · Would you like to be rewarded for working hard? Maybe it's time to think about joining the Rent-A-Center team because we're in the Quality of Life business! We help improve the Quality of Life of our million customers by...
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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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