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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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The University of Akron seeks a Development and Fundraising Professional to serve as the Part-time Executive Director of Development Gift & Estate Planning. The Executive Director of Development will have primary responsibility in generating gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations, including annual, planned, capital, and special gifts. The University offers a challenging and successfu...
Jobs in this category are responsible for: selling and servicing customers in one or more departments, including Home Appliances and Footwear; maintaining knowledge of products and using this knowledge to assist and educate customers on options available; providing customer assistance; and delivering a positive customer shopping experience. In general, pay for jobs in this category is 100% commiss...
Jobs in this category are responsible for: selling and servicing customers in one or more departments, including Home Appliances and Footwear; maintaining knowledge of products and using this knowledge to assist and educate customers on options available; providing customer assistance; and delivering a positive customer shopping experience. In general, pay for jobs in this category is 100% commiss...
Jobs in this category are responsible for: selling and servicing customers in one or more departments, including Home Appliances and Footwear; maintaining knowledge of products and using this knowledge to assist and educate customers on options available; providing customer assistance; and delivering a positive customer shopping experience. In general, pay for jobs in this category is 100% commiss...
Responsible for providing excellent customer service, and executing marketing-related requirements, such as ad set-up and takedown, promotional set-up, and replenishment of promotional merchandise. As applicable, this position will assist in executing visual programs and creating visually compelling merchandise displays, fixtures and store layouts. Qualifications • Takes ownership for enhancing th...
A salesperson’s dream! It is our mission to maintain a world class sales and training organization. Superior Lamp has successfully assisted hundreds of people that entered the business with no industry experience. Working for the Nation’s leader, you will enjoy these advantages: Earn $40,000-$65,000 your first year )paid weekly) No Nights, weekends or holidays Advancement opportunities Industry le...
Director of Sales Description The Saginaw Athletic Club is currently seeking a qualified Director of Sales to drive success in our Sales Department. As the Director of Sales, you will be responsible for; developing, directing and implementing sales and marketing strategies to increase membership sales. Promote the Saginaw Athletic Club products and services at or above company expectation in membe...
A salesperson’s dream! It is our mission to maintain a world class sales and training organization. Superior Lamp has successfully assisted hundreds of people that entered the business with no industry experience. Working for the Nation’s leader, you will enjoy these advantages: Earn $40,000-$65,000 your first year )paid weekly) No Nights, weekends or holidays Advancement opportunities Industry le...
A salesperson’s dream! It is our mission to maintain a world class sales and training organization. Superior Lamp has successfully assisted hundreds of people that entered the business with no industry experience. Working for the Nation’s leader, you will enjoy these advantages: Earn $40,000-$65,000 your first year )paid weekly) No Nights, weekends or holidays Advancement opportunities Industry le...
Company Information Tifco Industries is one of America’s fastest growing suppliers of American-made maintenance and repair products and has been for over 50 years. Tifco supports American jobs and the American economy by buying products from American manufacturers and suppliers and distributing them through our national sales force consisting of over 225 sales representatives. We stock and provide...
One of the top distributors in the nation for industrial supplies, has an opening for an experienced Inside Sales representative in our Greenville, NC branch. Ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following markets: industrial, material handling, steel, and/or safety. Position requires excellent communication skills. Other required skills or abilities include: Customer Service...
A salesperson’s dream! It is our mission to maintain a world class sales and training organization. Superior Lamp has successfully assisted hundreds of people that entered the business with no industry experience. Working for the Nation’s leader, you will enjoy these advantages: Earn $40,000-$65,000 your first year )paid weekly) No Nights, weekends or holidays Advancement opportunities Industry le...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL
We are looking to grow our inside sales team in the Jacksonville area. We are seeking both entry level and experienced representatives. The inside sales team assists customers in making decisions by carefully matching customers with the optimal products and services. This person will be responsible for maintaining the highest level of professionalism and providing a great customer service experien...
Job ID: 34623 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Ha...
Best Buy is the global leader in consumer electronics retailing, with stores in the United States, Canada, China, and Mexico. Our website, BestBuy.com, is among the top• 10 retail websites in the United States and we have the number• one customer loyalty program of its kind. Each year, we welcome more than 1 billion visitors online and 600 million visitors in our U.S. stores. This unique combinati...
Business Development Manager Responsibility: include the following. Other duties maybe assigned. • Develop and execute an annual business development plan • Lead the new business development efforts and revenue generation strategy across the company • Develop appropriate strategic and operational relationships at all levels, including customers, suppliers, and internal teams. • Successfully grow s...
United Career Fairs is a national recruiting solution that specializes in Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Customer Service, Retail & Sales Management. We have over 20 years of experience in producing our events in major markets across the country. We host over 150 events annually, and are proud of the relationships we have established with Fortune 500 companies as well as local small busin...
Our client, an international machine tool manufacturer specializing in customized special purpose metal cutting machines, is seeking an experienced professional sales person for their North American operations. The ideal candidate must have 10 – 15 years experience in sales of high-end metalworking machinery dealing with highly technical decision makers with an understanding of machining processes...
Sales Account Manager Industrial Automation Erie, PA Intek Systems, Inc, is an industrial automation distributor specializing in robotics, programmable automation controls, PLC, machine vision systems, industrial safety and pneumatic automation components. Intek Systems is part of the Neff Group of Distributors (http://www.neffengineering.com) with divisions from the Mid West through New England....
Snyder’s-Lance family of snack foods acquired Snack Factory and its fast-growing Pretzel Crisps® brand in October 2012! Since 2004, the world’s first, flat-baked, exceptionally thin pretzel cracker has been a favorite among snackers of all ages. Known for its innovative flavor profiles and its commitment to providing high-quality ingredients, Snyder’s-Lance and Snack Factory will continue to build...
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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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