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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 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...
be exceptional exceptional sales caree­­­­rs – exceptional future be Sterling Sterling Life Insurance Company, established in 1958, providing insurance choices for seniors … Our core purpose is to improve health and well being, peace of mind & financial security for our members when navigating health care. be proud Whether you are an accomplished insurance professional looking for a manageme...
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...
Medicare, Sales & Community Outreach Positions IMMEDIATE OPENINGS in all 5 NYC boroughs, including Nassau & Suffolk Counties and Rockland, Orange, & Westchester Counties Field Medicare Sales Representatives Must have up to date NY State Life, Accident & Health license, and sales experience working with the senior population. Field Medicare Community Event & B2B Representatives Experience in c...
Installed Building Products (IBP) is a dynamic, fast growing company that specializes in the sale and installation of a wide range of building products - including insulation, shelving units, shower door manufacturing and installation, custom mirrors and more. We are the second largest contractor of our kind in the United States. At IBP, our success is built on a commitment to hard work, respect ...
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...
REPORTS TO: General Manager FLSA STATUS: Salaried Exempt SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has an excellent and immediate opening for a Director of Sales at the Albany Capital Center. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for active solicitation of the association and trade show markets. Act as a liaison with building personnel, CVB’s clients, etc. t...
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...
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...
Position Summary: The Tyco Integrated Security Commercial Sales Manager is the leader of the commercial sales team in one of Tyco Integrated Security's field offices. This role is responsible for building a team of highly productive sales representatives that can meet and exceed revenue expectations, as well as the needs of our existing and potential customers. The Commercial Sales Manager is res...

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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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