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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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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...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandise Placement Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet depar...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FOR...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Receiving Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet department and st...
A salesperson’s dream! It is our mission to maintain a world class sales and training organization. Superior Lamp has successfully assisted hundreds of people that entered the business with no industry experience. Working for the Nation’s leader, you will enjoy these advantages: Earn $40,000-$65,000 your first year )paid weekly) No Nights, weekends or holidays Advancement opportunities Industry le...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandise Placement Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet depar...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandise Placement Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet depar...
A salesperson’s dream! It is our mission to maintain a world class sales and training organization. Superior Lamp has successfully assisted hundreds of people that entered the business with no industry experience. Working for the Nation’s leader, you will enjoy these advantages: Earn $40,000-$65,000 your first year )paid weekly) No Nights, weekends or holidays Advancement opportunities Industry le...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Receiving Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet department and st...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Receiving Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet department and st...
Overview: As a Macy's Visual Merchandising Associate, you help create the customer's first impression of Macy's. We will rely on you to not only implement corporate visual standards, but also add your own unique and innovative visual flair. Visual Merchandising Associates are an integral part of Macy's success, giving us the ability to maintain our iconic merchandising standards, recognized as amo...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Receiving Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet department and st...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Receiving Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet department and st...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Receiving Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet department and st...
Thank you for taking an interest in our Outside Sales Agent position, we're excited about speaking with you soon! Because we receive a high number of resumes for this position, interested candidates should call Jimmy today at 1-855-332-1068. The Job As an outside sales agent, you'll be meeting with business owners in your local area to discuss their payment processing needs. We'll provide you with...
A salesperson’s dream! It is our mission to maintain a world class sales and training organization. Superior Lamp has successfully assisted hundreds of people that entered the business with no industry experience. Working for the Nation’s leader, you will enjoy these advantages: Earn $40,000-$65,000 your first year )paid weekly) No Nights, weekends or holidays Advancement opportunities Industry le...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandise Placement Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet depar...
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...
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...
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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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