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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...
Join us as we create the world-class customer experience that sets us apart. Enhance lives with powerful technology and be part of the team that helps customers get the most out of our innovative products and services every day. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your ...
POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Store Manager is primarily responsible for managing the sales, operations, asset protection, and human resources functions of the store to ensure a great customer experience and maximum profitability. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Directs and supervises associates engaged in sales, inventory-taking, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for customers. En...
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...
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 locations include: Florence Western Hills Colerain Westchester Tri County Responsibilities About Verizon Wirel...
Outside Sales – Account Executives – E-Commerce Resumes to ***** Searching for Sales Professionals serious about their future and career.... Local and National Client expanding in 2015! Actual Year 1 average earnings $97,000 ++ Merchant Services: New Business Development Our client is the Nation's Largest and Premier provider of transaction processing services and payment proc...
Assistant Manager – Part Time Are you looking for a dynamic role with a dynamic company? If so The Body Shop is the organization for you! The Body Shop International plc, the natural and ethical beauty brand, is uncompromising in its adherence to its Values. We strive for the perfect marriage of creative, innovative and effective products with strong integration of our Values. This continues to ...
Description The Hospital Sales Specialist will have primary focus on key Brand academic centers, affiliated institutions and some large community hospitals. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for developing /positioning AstraZeneca as a leader through development of long term relationships with key Interventional Cardiologists and with key accounts as appropriate Develop superior product and ...
Join us as we create the world-class customer experience that sets us apart. Enhance lives with powerful technology and be part of the team that helps customers get the most out of our innovative products and services every day. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your ...
Description External Summary of Primary Responsibilities: - Function independently with a high degree of sales proficiency. - Develop superior product and disease state knowledge and effectively educate and engage healthcare professionals in dialogue about clinical evidence, approved indications, and product efficacy/safety profiles to support on-label prescribing for appropriate patients. - D...
Join us as we create the world-class customer experience that sets us apart. Enhance lives with powerful technology and be part of the team that helps customers get the most out of our innovative products and services every day. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your ...
Get into management with an industry leader! Allstate Insurance Company has an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in a career in Sales Leadership. The purpose of the Field Sales Leader Associate (precursor to the Field Sales Leader position) is to assist in the Distribution Support, Sales and Service of Allstate Insurance products. Working with Allstate agencies regarding product s...
Description Position Summary Train for your professional sales career in an entrepreneurial environment steeped in a tradition of success. Our TEAM approach engages you in all aspects of our business – sales, operations and maintenance. Learn how we have become the nation’s leading transportation company from the ground up – where the rubber reallyhits the road! In this Developmental role, you ...
Part Time Sales Associate Needed 2 years RETAIL experience a must SAINT JOSEPH EAST We need an enthusiastic Sales Associate to join our gift shop team. QUALIFICATIONS: Must pass a background check At least 2 years of prior retail experience Available to work days, evenings, holidays and weekends. Outgoing personality to engage the customers Able to bend and lift up to 30 lbs for housekeep...
Want more than just a job? Join Forever 21’s Retail Operations Team and showcase your fashion retailer skills while working with our exceptional retail staff! Position: Store Manager Department: Retail Operations Reports to: District Manager Direct Reports: No FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Location: Retail - In Store Department Summary Job Function: Deliverables: Create and promote a friendly,...

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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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