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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 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...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE ITHACA AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same time abo...
Description Our E-Commerce team is searching for a Sales & Acquisition Manager who will lead the company’s efforts to create a world class branded e-commerce experience. The incumbent will create an experience that parallels and exceeds the competitor’s ecommerce and in-store shopping experience. The role will lead the efforts, in partnership with key stakeholders, from concept to launch. Respon...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE GREAT FALLS AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same ti...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE PERTH AMBOY AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same ti...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE NEW BRUNSWICK AREA Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same ti...
We have an immediate need for a Sales Engineer For more than 60 years CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. Some of the exciting and growing industries we serve include Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Aerospace & Industrial Equipment; and Hi-Tech. We are a $1.1 bil...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE CAPE GIRARDEAU AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same ...
Company Confidential San Jose, CA, 95112
Retail Store Management Position which includes a base compensation between $55,000-$75,000 and benefits. Responsibilities: Ensure that each Customer receives outstanding Customer Service by providing a Customer friendly environment. Recruit, train, develop and communicate with all staff as well as assess performance on a regular basis. Maintain all merchandising standards, display presentation...
Finish Line's Retail Management Training Program opens up opportunities for career advancement and gets you started on a promising career with Finish Line. JOB TRAINING Members of our Management Team are trained in the areas of: · Store Operations · Sales · Customer Service · Merchandising · Employee Development · Inventory · Loss Prevention With hands-on management training and a trainin...
A Sales Coordinator with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for providing clerical/administrative support to Directors and Sales/Catering Managers in coordinating and distributing information relating to sales and service in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Embassy Suite...
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...
The Hilton Omaha is searching for a Senior Sales Manager - Group. The Senior Sales Manager - Group serves as the hotel representative to prospective clients and customers who need to rent rooms, meeting space, food and beverage service, etc. Responds to sales inquiries, initiates new sales, prospects and qualifies leads and solicits potential clients, entertains clients, conducts site visits and a...
Finish Line's Retail Management Training Program opens up opportunities for career advancement and gets you started on a promising career with Finish Line. JOB TRAINING Members of our Management Team are trained in the areas of: · Store Operations · Sales · Customer Service · Merchandising · Employee Development · Inventory · Loss Prevention With hands-on management training and a trainin...
This Senior Sales Manager at the Diplomat Resort and Spa will be responsible for the Northeast Group Market (NY, NJ, PA excluding Pharma and Medical Device Co's) and all HPN leads 251+ rooms. Represents the hotel in the development of market segment(s) and new customer relationships while maintaining existing relationships with assigned accounts while consistently striving to maximize revenue in r...
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...

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Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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