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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...
Job Summary The Program Management Supervisor I serves as a support point of contact for multiple customer accounts. He/she provides local support for customer accounts and may perform supervisory activities within the Program Management organization. This position ensures service reliability and execution, customer retention and growth, and a positive customer relationship with UPS. The Program ...
Dos idiomas. Dos culturas. Double the opportunities. As a bilingual Aflac sales agent you will use your two languages and two cultures to help companies determine what Aflac products are best for their employees. This is more than a sales position; it’s a career that provides work-life balance and achievable financial security. Best of all, it does not matter what kind of background you have; you...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Dos idiomas. Dos culturas. Double the opportunities. As a bilingual Aflac sales agent you will use your two languages and two cultures to help companies determine what Aflac products are best for their employees. This is more than a sales position; it’s a career that provides work-life balance and achievable financial security. Best of all, it does not matter what kind of background you have; you...
Dos idiomas. Dos culturas. Double the opportunities. As a bilingual Aflac sales agent you will use your two languages and two cultures to help companies determine what Aflac products are best for their employees. This is more than a sales position; it’s a career that provides work-life balance and achievable financial security. Best of all, it does not matter what kind of background you have; you...
Have you outgrown your restaurant job? Are you tired of the retail environment? Are your people skills too good to be stuck behind a bar? We are seeking individuals with retail and hospitality experience looking for a career in customer service. XST Marketing is a management consulting firm that recently expanded to New Jersey. We specialize in assisting large companies improve retention by pr...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Facility Supervisor Are you looking to launch your Information Technology career? If so, then UPS is the place for you! Once known as a trucking company. UPS is now recognized as a technology company with trucks and is poised for success. Spending more than $1 billion a year on information technology, UPS provides its customers unparalleled capability in tracking and distribution intelligence. T...
Dos idiomas. Dos culturas. Double the opportunities. As a bilingual Aflac sales agent you will use your two languages and two cultures to help companies determine what Aflac products are best for their employees. This is more than a sales position; it’s a career that provides work-life balance and achievable financial security. Best of all, it does not matter what kind of background you have; you...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...

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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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