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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...
Position: Jr. Account Executive (Bilingual) Location: Dade County Status: Freelance to Full Time Estimated Duration: Ongoing Starts: Within a Couple Weeks Rate: $20+DOE/hrly (plus commissions) Job Description: Our client, a boutique agency focused on healthcare and realestate is looking for a stellar Account Executive to join their team and positively impact the bottom line! MUST HAVE: - ...
Uni-Select USAand its Auto Plus Corporate Store Groupis one of the largest inde­pendent distributors of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories in North America. We are strategically expanding across the continent, providing strength in partnership to independent warehouse distributors, auto parts stores and profes­sional service dealers. We are a dynamic organization lookin...
Every athlete knows what it takes to reach a new goal: a sound game plan for improvement, along with the discipline, focus and commitment required to execute the plan. At Dick's Sporting Goods, we draw on these same qualities to advance toward our goal of becoming the number one sports and fitness specialty retailer for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, through the relentless improvement of everyt...
IT’S YOUR TURN! SELL THE BEST! LEXUS SALES TEAM PROFESSIONALS NEEDED Our Hilton Head Lexus and Chatham Parkway Lexus Savannah stores are two of the area’s newest and fastest growing luxury highline dealerships. We are seeking energetic individuals to join our sales teams. This is your opportunity to sell the Number One Luxury Vehicle with the highest owner loyalty -- Lexus! We are part of the su...
Uni-Select USAand its Auto Plus Corporate Store Groupis one of the largest inde­pendent distributors of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories in North America. We are strategically expanding across the continent, providing strength in partnership to independent warehouse distributors, auto parts stores and profes­sional service dealers. We are a dynamic organization lookin...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...
Every athlete knows what it takes to reach a new goal: a sound game plan for improvement, along with the discipline, focus and commitment required to execute the plan. At DICK'S Sporting Goods, we draw on these same qualities to advance toward our goal of becoming the number one sports and fitness specialty retailer for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, through the relentless improvement of everyt...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As a Residential Sales Associate with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. TH...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...
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 The Tile Shop is now hiring Sales Professionals, Design Professionals, and Leaders for management development. Who are we? We at The Tile Shop believe a home is best judged by the feeling that it gives when you walk in, take your shoes off, and stay awhile. There is no easier way to transform the functional monotony of a house into a home that dramatically captures the personality of y...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...

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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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