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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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Trovix Test Company San Jose, CA
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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 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...
COMPANY: · One of the largest, most respected educational publishing/technology companies in America POSITION: · College Publishing/Technology Sales Representative · Call on professors/department chairs at colleges and universities · Sell Educational and Digital Learning products TERRITORY: · Based in Salt Lake City, Ogden or Provo, Utah · Covers the state of Utah and a small part of south...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to...
Outstanding companies look for outstanding talent. SOLCOMM is a leading, national outsourced sales and marketing firm with multiple offices in Michigan. We recently signed on two new Fortune 500 clients in the Telecommunications sector, and need to develop talented leaders to build new campaigns and augment existing ones over the next 12 months. We are looking for talented, charismatic individual...
JOB DESCRIPTION Buffett Senior Healthcare® Sales Representative About Us Sales - Sales Manager - Sales and Marketing - Healthcare Sales - Sales Representative Buffett Senior Healthcare Corp. (BSH) is a revolutionary marketing organization that is on the leading edge of the future in senior market healthcare sales. As of 8/2013, BSH is backed by the wealth of $120,000,000,000 (billion) from sev...
Pall is a Fortune 1000 materials science and engineering company with the broadest filtration, separation and purification capabilities in the world. Our process and product enabling technologies help our customers make good products better, safer and even possible. We provide innovative products to customers in health care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, municipal, drinking water, ...
Fetch your future! If you’re passionate about pets and want to build a challenging career with the leading pet retailer, why not combine your love for pets with a rewarding career at PetSmart? PetSmart is a dynamic Fortune 500 company that provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet supplies, as well as grooming, pet training and pet adoption services. With more than 1,200 pet ...
Job Description: Symmetry Financial Group is seeking motivated, career-minded individuals to join our team, helping American families protect their homes. We are currently looking for representatives ranging from entry level to experienced professionals seeking a different, more rewarding career and lifestyle. Representatives are responsible for meeting with and serving families that have reques...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Prospects for new customers via phone, interactively (via KLPZ, Sales Genie) and in-person within relevant industries to present and close on commercial pest control services and...
Company Confidential Bedford Hills, NY, 10507
Job Purpose: Enjoy a professional and lucrative career selling automobiles by understanding and demonstrating characteristics, capabilities, and features; developing and qualifying buyers; closing sales. Some auto sales experience prefered but we will train the right candidate, all you really need is a positive attitude and the ability to manage yourself and your time effectively. Duties: * Und...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Prospects for new customers via phone, interactively (via KLPZ, Sales Genie) and in-person within relevant industries to present and close on commercial pest control services and...
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) As the Vice President of Consumer Engagement, you will...
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) As the Vice President of Consumer Engagement, you will...
If you are interested in a career and not a job then Lane Equipment Co. could be a place for you. We are currently hiring a Sales person for our San Antonio office. You must be an outside sales person that is a cold calling specialist, with high energy and a strong closer. We need an innovative person that can think outside the box to help us sell or lease refrigeration equipment. Everything is do...
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer AA/EOE/M/F/D/V SUMMARY: At Terminix®, our people bring tremendous pride and integrity to everything we do. In turn, we provide a working environment where these skilled professionals can achieve true satisfaction in their own lives. We are proud to offer our exceptional associates competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and outstanding ...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview ( Forecast) Prospects for new customers via phone, interactively (via KLPZ, Sales Genie) and in-person within relevant industries to present and close on commercial pest control ...

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Size of Industry in 2006:
8,467,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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