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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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Sesderma Laboratory is leader in the production and commercialization of dermocosmetics, with headquarters in Valencia (Spain) and branches in Poland, Portugal, India, Mexico, United States and Colombia, apart from a world-wide net of distributors, divided in three areas: 1.Europe and North America. 2.Asia and Oceania. 3.Central and South America and Africa. Job Description The USA e-commerce admi...
ZTE (USA), Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, based in Shenzhen, China, and publicly traded in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. ZTE Corporation is one of the largest telecommunication companies in Asia with offices in more than 160 countries and a workforce of 85,000 employees globally. To support our rapid expansion in the US market, we are looking for qualified cand...
Medline Industries, Inc. has an immediate opening in our HomeCare sales team in the Harrisburg area. HomeCare Sales Representatives sell medical disposables including: Advanced Wound Care, exam gloves, incontinence, and diagnostic supplies to Home Health Agencies and Hospice agencies. In addition the representative will be responsible for obtaining referrals for supply purchases from managed care...
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“One of the 25 best sales organizations” (As Rated by Selling Power Magazine) UniFirst Corporation has an opening for a Professional Outside Business-to-Business Salesperson. Our outside sales representatives are responsible for new business development, managing a zip code based territory, and attainment of sales goals and quotas. UniFirst offers significant opportunities for personal and profess...
Booking.com BV (the company behind Booking.com™, the market leading online hotel reservation service in the world) and/or its various support companies throughout the world are looking for people to support the business in the fast-growing hotel markets.Booking.com (USA) Inc., one of the support companies in the United States, is looking for a Key Account Manager Hotels. Function description: As a...
Neopost USA markets its Neopost and Hasler brands of mailing and shipping solutions throughout the United States via dealers and direct-sales channels. The company, headquartered in Milford, CT, supplies technologically advanced solutions for mailing, folding/inserting and addressing as well as logistics management and traceability. Neopost USA also offers a full range of services, including consu...
Job Summary As an Aero Defence Sales Account Manager, the qualified candidate will be responsible for selling the company's products and services to customers primarily in a limited set of named account. This individual will be responsible for generating and qualifying sales leads, determining customer needs, overcoming objections and closing sales. Responsibilities Develop relationships within ex...
Booking.com BV (the company behind Booking.com™, the market leading online hotel reservation service in the world) and/or its various support companies throughout the world are looking for people to support the business in the fast-growing hotel markets.Booking.com (USA) Inc., one of the support companies in the United States, is looking for a Key Account Manager Hotels. Function description: As a...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respons...
Retail Shift Supervisor Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Junior Sales Representative Los Angeles, CA; Inglewood, CA Full-Time $45,000 - $55,000 Apply Apply Junior Sales Representative Los Angeles, CA; Inglewood, CA Full-Time $45,000 - $55,000 Apply Job Details We are a well known and very successful software company with a strong track record of success in the indu...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Video Solutions Sales Specialist Laguna Beach, CA Full-Time $40,000 - $50,000 Apply Apply Video Solutions Sales Specialist Laguna Beach, CA Full-Time $40,000 - $50,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Video Solutions Sales Specialist with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Working with a...
Deli Shift Supervisor Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are c...
Restaurant Cashier Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are cust...
Retail Shift Supervisor Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are...
Retail Shift Supervisor Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are...
Retail Shift Supervisor Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are...
Restaurant Shift Supervisor Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you...
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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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