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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...
Job ID: 4634 Position Description: Chemsearch (www.chemsearch.com) is one of the fastest growing business unit within NCH Corporation (www.nch.com). In business since 1919, NCH is the world leader in the manufacturing and direct sales of specialty maintenance products with a worldwide presence and over $1 billion annual sales revenue. If you are interested in joining a vibrant team of ambitious ...
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 Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
Insurance Sales Representative HealthMarkets represent numerous national carriers – with over 130 Regional and National Health, Medicare, Supplements, Life, Long-Term Care and Retirement, Annuities products; you’ll have a solution for virtually any insurance need. We have the winning formula to help you build a successful business by combining our innovative tools and steady support with your dri...
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 Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
Location: Multiple Cities Salary Range: Hourly + Incentives & Bonus Employment Type: Part-Time Department: Sales Description: SALES ASSOCIATE Traeger Pellet Grills is looking for professionals to join our sales team as a Sales Associate for our retail store locations. We are looking for talented individuals who have integrity, energy, and are outgoing. Sales Associates can earn in excess of ...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA
CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS Our clients represent some of the biggest brand names in the fashion industry. If you are a fashion-forward retail professional with a luxury goods background AND are looking for a new opportunity in District Management, Store Management, Store Sales, Visual Merchandising, Personal Shopping or Brand Representation, we want to hear from you. We are currently looking for th...
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 h...
Enterprise is hosting an OPEN HOUSE for the Sales Management Training Program on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 . This will be an opportunity to network, ask questions about the MT Program as well as being guaranteed an on-site interview! This event will be hosted at: HAMPTON INN TALLAHASSEE CENTRAL 2979 APALACHEE PARKWAY TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 850-309-1300 Onsite Interviews for candidates that m...
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 h...
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 Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
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 h...
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 Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
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 Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
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 Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
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 h...

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Rate of Growth
6.90 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,467,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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