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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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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 Charlotte, NC
Solution Sales National 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 National 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 their ...
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 Weston, MA
Solution Sales National 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 National 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 their ...
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...
As the industry leader in pre-engineered steel buildings General Steel has supplied steel buildings for some of America's largest operations including General Motors, Boeing, Disney and even the White House! General Steel advertises daily on TV, Radio as well as the internet and receives over 2,000 incoming construction project leads every month. The problem is, we have too many incoming leads for...
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 8.5 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more than 75 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to...
Description Job Overview: The Fine Jewelry Associate is responsible for providing outstanding customer service, meeting hourly sales and Star Rewards goals on a personal and departmental basis, demonstrating superior product knowledge to customers, and creating a shopping experience that will make the customer feel welcome and comfortable during the holiday season. Additionally, the Fine Jewelry...
We are an independent insurance agency currently seeking a Group Benefits Account Manager (CSR) to work in our Group Benefits department in either our Exton or Wyomissing, PA offices. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your customer service skills while working on a team of integrity-based insurance professionals and earning an excellent wages with good benefits. This position will includ...
Description JOB OVERVIEW: The Fragrance Sales Associate is responsible for providing professional services to customers by selling and demonstrating fragrances and related items, as wells as contributing to the success contributing to the success of the department through achieving personal sales goals. Perform other duties as assigned. The summary below may not include all the essential functi...
Description Overview: The Fragrance Assistant is responsible forproviding professional services to customers by selling and demonstratingfragrances and related items, as wells as contributing to the successcontributing to the success of the department through achieving personal salesgoals. Performs other duties as assigned. The summary below may not include all the essentialfunctions and qualif...
Description OVERVIEW: The Connect@ Macys Specialist is an exceptional sales associate whose primary function is to connect with clients and provide one-on-one service and demonstrates MAGIC selling throughout the store. This person creates an enhanced shopping experience and drives repeat sales by creating relationships, leveraging the My Client tool. S/he uses product knowledge tools, technolog...
Description 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 standard...
We have an immediate need for a Technical Sales Engineer (East Coast) JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for developing business focused on our Test Systems and Solutions. Chartered to drive sales thru the definition, implementation, and communication of customer sales strategies. Partners with CDI Account Executives and other Business Developers to develop, create, and promote customized solutions for ou...
Description OVERVIEW: The Connect@ Macys Specialist is an exceptional sales associate whose primary function is to connect with clients and provide one-on-one service and demonstrates MAGIC selling throughout the store. This person creates an enhanced shopping experience and drives repeat sales by creating relationships, leveraging the My Client tool. S/he uses product knowledge tools, technolog...
Club Demonstration Services, is a uniquely focused company with proven expertise in providing customized in-store events for our clients. Since our inception in 1988, we have been influencing consumer buying decisions by building awareness and trust for a variety of products. Our mission is to provide high quality product events and marketing services to our vendors, with the intent of improving s...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Part-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm ...
State Farm Insurance and Financial Services Agent The State Farm Agent Opportunity. Join the nation's leading auto and home insurance company as a State Farm Agent and experience personal success running your own agency in your own community. State Farm, ranked in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list of companies, is seeking individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in Bil...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Part-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm ...

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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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