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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 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...
Our client, an athletic accessory line is seeking a Sales Administrator for their offices located in Manhattan, New York. To be considered for this role previous wholesale experience is required. Job Requirements: - Will act as the liaison between sales team and logistics - Manage smaller clients and accounts - Input orders - Write up all proposals - Check, track and monitor inventory levels...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is hiring for a Customer Service/Sales Support Specialist job for a reputable distribution company located in Kent WA. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a minimum of 3 years of customer service/sales experience. One of the primary responsibilities will be providing full customer service and administrative support to the sales team. Customer Service/Sal...
Description Our E-Commerce team is searching for a Sales & Acquisition Manager who will lead the company’s efforts to create a world class branded e-commerce experience. The incumbent will create an experience that parallels and exceeds the competitor’s ecommerce and in-store shopping experience. The role will lead the efforts, in partnership with key stakeholders, from concept to launch. Respon...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire HVAC Technical Support/Estimator/Quoting Coordinator job in Schaumburg, IL. Position requires a minimum of three years of experience in HVAC, air conditioning, construction, or mechanical industries. Qualified candidate will have a technical and mechanical aptitude. Position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The HVAC Technical Support/Estimat...
A Business Development Manager job in Indianapolis, IN is available immediately with Accounting Principals! You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline, and minimum three years’ experience in an Accounting or related environment that includes sales and customer service background. If selected you will be given a tremendous opportunity to join a team that works...
Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...
**Also have positions available in Pewaukee** Position Objective Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job tr...
Position Objective Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from th...
**Positions also available in Greenfield** Position Objective Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job train...
Primary Accountabilities Sales Skill Development (70%) Actively develops and applies techniques, best practices, and recommended strategies to drive sales. Participates in established sales-related development activities. Solicits available insurance products to new and existing clients. Conducts comparisons to other insurers/policies. Calculates and quotes policy premiums. Makes suitable r...
Due to explosive and ongoing growth, we are eager to add an Executive Recruiter dedicated to the Finance and Accounting arena to our Parker and Lynch team in Indianapolis, IN. The ideal team member is an entrepreneurial individual who is seeking an employment situation where they are free to control their own destiny financially and otherwise. The candidate ultimately selected will enjoy staying c...
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...
Leading accessory company is looking for an Account Executive for their iHomecase/Accessory line. To be considered for this role, previous experience with the North American consumer electronic market is required. Your competitive salary will be paired with excellent benefits 401K, medical and dental. Job Responsibilities: - Build and implement sales strategy to achieve goals and profitability ...
**Also have positions available in Marshfield** Position Objective Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job ...
Position Objective Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from th...

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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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