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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 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...
STAY INFORMED! Visit eWillowGrove.com Or call 215-657-2652 for more details Calling All Job Seekers Your New Job Awaits You! Join Us for the Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce Job Fair October 1, 2014 10 AM er 1 M - 3 PM Williamson Banquet Hall 500 Blair Mill Road, Horsham Find your perfect job at the Willow Grove Job Fair, sponsored by the Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce and State Rep Tom Murt The...
(Job is located at 753 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA ) Apply online at yourgoodwill.org or at any of our locations EOE-M/F/D/V EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST PART-TIME Full-time Employment Specialist needed Develops and implements strategy for placement and retention of competitive employment for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment Provides job readiness skills, assistance ...
Overview The Tile Shop is now hiring Sales Professionals, Design Professionals, and Leaders for management development. Who are we? We at The Tile Shop believe a home is best judged by the feeling that it gives when you walk in, take your shoes off, and stay awhile. There is no easier way to transform the functional monotony of a house into a home that dramatically captures the personality of y...
We are looking to fill entry level sales and marketing positions, with growth potential for the right people into management positions. We provide FULL TRAINING! We have discovered is that having fun and avoiding outdated micro-management styles gives our team greater freedom to succeed. Without the threat of downsizing looming over our team’s head we feel confident in accomplishing our goals. W...
J.W. Business ACquistions, Inc is now hiring for Entry Level and Inside Sales positions . Entry Level and Inside Sales position with opportunity to cross train and branch out into management. We are hiring driven and energetic individuals who are looking to get their careers started in the business world of inside sales and marketing. It's simple, we're an outsourced sales and marketing company i...
Do you have a proven track record of success selling? Are you entrepreneurial and desire to control your own income? Work with a thriving, fast growing enterprise! The Soulard Group, Inc is a cutting-edge, leading provider of Direct Marketing & Promotional Sales Services to some of the nation’s leading brands in the wireless, consumer electronics, and retail industries. We train and cultivate Sa...
ReconArt is looking for exceptional recent graduates looking to succeed in sales who want to be a part of the excitement of a rapidly growing, innovative technology company. With operations in the United States (head office) and Europe (development and sales offices), and with successful client implementations across the globe, ReconArt is looking to expand its customer base significantly through ...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
Don't look at another job until you check out The Master's Touch. The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business in a 19 Billion a Year Industry! Will you be next? No experience necessary, we finance, and provide complete training and and lifetime technical support. CLICK APPLY BELOW to learn more. We invented and patented the very first hard surface res...
Don't look at another job until you check out The Master's Touch. The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business in a 19 Billion a Year Industry! Will you be next? No experience necessary, we finance, and provide complete training and and lifetime technical support. CLICK APPLY BELOW to learn more. We invented and patented the very first hard surface res...

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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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