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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...
Overview: As a Retail Furniture/Big Ticket Support Associate, you will work to support the delivery of the Macy's customer service promise by creating a neat, clean and organized shopping environment for our customers. The Flex Team Retail Furniture/Big Ticket Support Associate schedule is designed to allow Macy's to flex up staffing during key events and peak selling times, and allows you the fle...
Overview: The Flex schedule is designed to allow Macy's to flex up staffing during key events and peak selling times, and allows you the flexibility to maintain your current responsibilities while earning extra money and enjoying a retail discount of up to 20%. If you have a flexible availability and think that you would enjoy a fast-paced retail environment, then this may be the opportunity for y...
Company Confidential Portland, OR
United Career Fairs is a national recruiting solution that specializes in Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Customer Service, Retail & Sales Management. We have over 20 years of experience in producing our events in major markets across the country. We host over 150 events annually, and are proud of the relationships we have established with Fortune 500 companies as well as local small busin...
Position Objective/Mission: Drive new sales and retain and grow an existing customer base of public records content and investigative solutions to the corporate marketplace. Candidate must reside in sales territory. Boston is the preferred location. Outcomes: Meet annual new sales quota Sell at least 10% of annual new sales quota in first 90 days Meet annual renewal quota Renew at least 10% of ann...
Exciting opportunity available in Harrison, OH! Heartland Engineered Products is looking for an experienced Inside Sales Coordinator.This position will efficiently handle the quotes and order entry tasks for all product lines using our MRP/ERP system. Work proactively with the Inside Sales team to provide excellent customer service and resolve any quote/order entry related issues.Possess the abili...
MAKE AN IMPACT! JOIN OUR GROWING SALES TEAM! Our sales representatives have the best of both worlds: they work independently from a home office, set their own schedules, manage their own customer relationships and target new prospects, all with the training, support and resources of Lawson Products, a well-established and respected industry leader. A successful Lawson Products Sales Representative...
Company Confidential Pensacola, FL, 32504
Apply and interview now for ENTRY LEVEL customer service and sales positions. Contact our Human Resources Director, Veronica Gura by emailing your resume to ***** or for immediate consideration for the position, CALL 850-478-5543. Description: Lotus V Inc. is currently hiring entry level individuals with a customer service & sales background for the Account Manager position. We have...
OVERVIEW: The Receiving Associate is responsible for all functions related to the receipt and processing of merchandise entering and leaving the building as well as the upkeep of merchandise within the store and maintaining the stockroom. Performs other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Complete all processing and receiving activities in accordance with productivity standards timelines -...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the FORTUNE 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Overview: Our stores are where the ultimate magic of Macy's comes to life, and our Fine Jewelry Commissioned Sales Associates are vital to delivering customer service that offers a distinctive shopping experience and drives sales results. This Macy's location utilizes an innovative way of planning work schedules. The My Schedule Plus system allows an associate to participate in the creation of his...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the FORTUNE 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the FORTUNE 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we're looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it's also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the FORTUNE 500 provider of choice for data, v...
Regardless of college major or professional experience, nearly 100% of our full-time employees start out in our Management Training Program. This allows everyone to learn our business from the ground up and understand how they play a significant role in seeing it succeed. Once you've completed your initial orientation and training, you'll be assigned to a branch office in your home area and the ha...
SUMMARY Compiles information and records to assist the Sr. Buyer in the purchase and analysis of merchandise for sale in our national catalog, by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Analyzes current selling to understand and report category trends; assists in developing and managing assortment plans. Develops a...
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...
COMPANY OVERVIEW Working for a Xerox Authorized Sales Agency gives you the freedom and attention of working for a small company, while marketing the products and solutions of Xerox Corporation. Our agency program gives sales professionals like you bold innovations, a leading-edge environment and a Xerox product portfolio that's ahead of its time. With original thinking and fresh perspective, we co...
Store Manager - Retail Apparel Draper's & Damon's is the central address for inspired women's fashion that dresses you beautifully for life's every occasion. From the minute you walk into our stores, open our catalog or visit our web site, you know you've found someplace exceptional. Our customers know this is the only destination for stylish clothes, extraordinary attention to detail and personal...
The Counter Sales position is responsible for providing assistance to new and existing customers at the counter and over the phone. • Assist customers in the store and on the phone by taking their orders, pulling the items, and billing them accordingly. • Assist in inventory control including; stock rotation, merchandising of displays in showroom, inventory counting, and verification of accurate b...

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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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