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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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Position Description: Weichert Workforce Mobility is currently hiring a Director, Business Development for select markets in the Houston, TX area. The Director is responsible for select market sales within the specified market or region. This position is a highly visible and critical position within the Weichert organization. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Prospect and sell...
Position Description: Weichert Workforce Mobility is currently hiring a Director, Business Development for select markets in the Atlanta, GA area. The Director is responsible for select market sales within the specified market or region. This position is a highly visible and critical position within the Weichert organization. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Prospect and sell...
Parker + Lynch is conducting a direct hire search for a Junior Sales professional to work with one of our large clients in the Albuquerque area. This opportunity reports directly to the Sales Director and will be located at the corporate office. The client will pay up to 60k in base salary for a strong candidate! An ideal candidate will have a few years of sales experience and looking for an oppor...
Exciting career opportunity with Parker+Lynch!!! Parker & Lynch is a worldwide leader for the recruitment and placement of accounting and financial professionals. We are seeking an experienced sales professional to join our dynamic Woodland Hills and Burbank, California teams. As an Executive Recruiter you will identify and recruit the top financial talent in the Los Angeles area and establish pro...
Position Description: Our company is looking for a bright, motivated and talented Patient Care Coordinator. The Patient Care Coordinator is the primary point of contact and communication for patients in our offices. The Coordinator will greet patients, introduce them to the office, coordinate treatment services, and nurture the patient relationship. The Patient Care Coordinator must be a strong co...
Position Description: Our company is looking for a bright, motivated and talented Patient Care Coordinator. The Patient Care Coordinator is the primary point of contact and communication for patients in our offices. The Coordinator will greet patients, introduce them to the office, coordinate treatment services, and nurture the patient relationship. The Patient Care Coordinator must be a strong co...
Position Description: Our company is looking for a bright, motivated and talented Patient Care Coordinator. The Patient Care Coordinator is the primary point of contact and communication for patients in our offices. The Coordinator will greet patients, introduce them to the office, coordinate treatment services, and nurture the patient relationship. The Patient Care Coordinator must be a strong co...
Immediate Opportunities - Seeking Executive Recruiters - Parker+Lynch ***** Parker + Lynch an accounting and finance professional recruiting firm, is seeking Executive Recruiters in a couple of their Los Angeles County offices. If you would like to join top producing teams, then this is an opportunity for you to consider! Our Southern California economy has been steadily...
We have a great opportunity for a PORT COORDINATOR job with one of our most respected clients located in EAST DOWNTOWN near Wayside & Navigation Blvd. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of customer service, purchasing and/or inside sales experience within the maritime industry. The Port Coordinator will be responsible for processing orders from various ports, purchasing products and...
We’re hiring at Accounting Principals! We are looking for driven, passionate and ambitious individuals to join our organization. At Accounting Principals, you can reach your career ambitions and help industry-leading companies build their organizations. If you aspire to help professionals find their perfect career path, you’ll love working here! Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Busines...
We have a contract-hire Account Management job opportunity in Highland Park, IL. Candidates must have at least three years of Account Management/Client Support experience in order to be considered. In this role, you will be responsible for corresponding with clients via phone and email, data entry of orders, and qualifying the needs of the customer. You will be required to have a customer oriented...
Inside Sales Job in Oceanside, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill a temporary Inside Sales job in Oceanside, CA. This is a temporary opportunity with our client paying between $13-$15/hr. You will be responsible for making heavy outbound calls to assist in generating leads. This is an opportunity to work for a growing company that highly values their employees. Responsibilities for...
Brunswick is the market leader in the marine, fitness, bowling and billiards industries; and our participation in these industries is deliberate. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. No company equals Brunswick’s quality and innovation in fitness equipment. And no company possesses Brunswick’s knowledge and heritage in bowling and billiards. Position Descripti...
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SALES REP Opening for Sales Rep In O'Fallon Office - local staffing company seeking an account manager that is goal driven. Competitive Salary + Commissions. Email resume' to ***** (1925132)...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for an Inside Sales Rep who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist with increasing branch revenue and profitability...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for an Inside Sales Rep who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist with increasing branch revenue and profitability...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for an Inside Sales Rep who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist with increasing branch revenue and profitability...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative ready to grow their career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to increase revenue for the branch through exceptional customer s...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a District Sales Manager ready to grow their sales career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to support the increase of revenue for the district throu...
Position Title: Sales Associate Location: The Mall at Robinson AND South Hills Village Summary: Performs sales and customer service tasks by performing the following duties. Sample Responsibilities: Performs sales and customer service responsibilities. Performs cashiering, stockroom upkeep and store upkeep as needed. Maintains company standards regarding personal sales metrics....

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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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