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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...
STC Direct is currently offering sales and marketing positions that include comprehensive training. No prior sales experience is necessary and we will train you to learn a variety of skills from sales and human resources to management and mentoring. Successful candidates will have opportunities to advance through the organization. As a fast paced company in the direct sales and marketing industry,...
STC Direct is currently offering sales and marketing positions that include comprehensive training. No prior sales experience is necessary and we will train you to learn a variety of skills from sales and human resources to management and mentoring. Successful candidates will have opportunities to advance through the organization. As a fast paced company in the direct sales and marketing industry,...
As a Commercial Sales Representative you will sell new and retreaded commercial truck tires and related products and services for a Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers location. Duties include but are not limited to the following: - Managing current customer accounts. - Actively seeking new accounts and represent the company to potential customers. - Developing and maintaining a thorough...
Job Description Communications and PR SPORTS-MINDED MARKETING AND ADVERTISING REPS NEEDED Marketing and Advertising - FULL TRAINING Are you a college graduate? Are you looking for a career in advertising, retail, sales or marketing but have little or NO experience? Are you having a hard time getting your foot in the door with a successful, proven firm? Do you want a chance to test your work ...
JOB DESCRIPTION STC Direct is hiring for entry level positions. We have openings in: Sales Associate, Marketing Manager Trainee, Management Training, Inside Sales, and Retail Sales. New clients mean MORE opportunity for our team! That means that entry level candidates can learn the business of marketing and sales from Atlanta's leader in sales and marketing. Please look on the side of this job f...
City: Edmonds State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98026 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisiti...
City: Mundelein State: Illinois Postal/Zip Code: 60060 Northfield is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locati...
City: San Antonio State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 78214 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete product...
City: Fort Lauderdale State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33315 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acqu...
City: Chesapeake State: Virginia Postal/Zip Code: 23320 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisit...
City: West Allis State: Wisconsin Postal/Zip Code: 53214 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisi...
STC Direct is currently offering sales and marketing positions that include comprehensive training. No prior sales experience is necessary and we will train you to learn a variety of skills from sales and human resources to management and mentoring. Successful candidates will have opportunities to advance through the organization. As a fast paced company in the direct sales and marketing industry,...
City: Mundelein State: Illinois Postal/Zip Code: 60060 Northfield is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locati...
City: Sacramento State: California Postal/Zip Code: 94203 Sierra Building Products is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200...
City: Jacksonville State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 32254 Merchants Metals, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in the nation with 39 distribution locations, 5 manufacturing facilities and over 600 employees. Merchants Metals has been the contractor’s and architect’s source of quality fencing and accessories for over 50 years. Our comple...

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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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