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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...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...
Construction News, Ltd has been a huge part of the Texas construction industry for 16 years. Our five print editions covering San Antonio, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and South Texas bring news and advertising to the industry each month. Our expanding emphasis of online sales and new print and online news publications now and in the future will afford our sales staff many additional opport...
We have an immediate need for a Sales Engineer For more than 60 years CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. Some of the exciting and growing industries we serve include Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Aerospace & Industrial Equipment; and Hi-Tech. We are a $1.1 bil...
What can Michael Hill offer you? A commitment to ongoing development and support with an accredited training program Uncapped earning potential based on sales performance Generous employee purchasing privileges Competitive benefits package for Full-time and Part-Time Employees National annual function for top performing sales professionals As an international business we offer security, grow...
With stores across the country, each averaging 15,000-square feet in size, Golf Galaxy is serving an ever-growing golf market and continues to meet the increasing demand. Recent statistics from the National Golf Foundation indicate there are currently an estimated 26.2 million golfers in the United States who spend approximately $24.3 billion on golf equipment and fees annually. As a division of ...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As a Residential Sales Associate with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. TH...
POSITION PURPOSE Store Managers are responsible for the complete day-to-day operation of Home Depot stores. They are responsible for maximizing store sales and profitability while working ethically and modeling Home Depot's core values. They accomplish this goal by developing strategies and objectives and leading a team of Associates in executing these strategies and objectives. They must ensure ...
We're now hiring part-time sales consultants in Miami-Dade County! Our part time sales consultants will work Saturday and Sunday from 8:30-5:30pm and 2 evenings each week from 6-9pm. POSITION PURPOSE Home Depot Interiors is responsible for the Sales and Manufacturing of premium Kitchen and Bath remodeling products offered in over 45 major markets. We offer paid training and a monthly bonus prog...
**TERRITORY WILL COVER THE BRENTWOOD STORE/AREA** We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to p...
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We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...
We know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use and have an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As an Outside Sales Representative with The Home Depot At Home Services, Inc. you’ll reach out to an ever-expanding number of “do it for me” customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their home improvement needs. T...

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Rate of Growth
12.60 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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