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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...
Job Summary The Program Management Supervisor I serves as a support point of contact for multiple customer accounts. He/she provides local support for customer accounts and may perform supervisory activities within the Program Management organization. This position ensures service reliability and execution, customer retention and growth, and a positive customer relationship with UPS. The Program ...
Dos idiomas. Dos culturas. Double the opportunities. As a bilingual Aflac sales agent you will use your two languages and two cultures to help companies determine what Aflac products are best for their employees. This is more than a sales position; it’s a career that provides work-life balance and achievable financial security. Best of all, it does not matter what kind of background you have; you...
Job Description “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 ...
We are looking for an Outside Sales Rep for an Industry leader in lifting products, services and training. The position requires the Outside Sales Rep to call on commercial construction, oil, utility, aerospace and mining client base within an assigned territory. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience calling on this customer base coupled with a strong educational back...
Spirit carries an expansive and complete assortment of innovative, entertaining and fun Halloween costumes, decorations and accessories. We are the one-stop shopping destination for Halloween enthusiasts of all ages to meet their Halloween needs. Through our vast merchandise assortment and memorable visual presentation, Spirit stores provide a truly impressive, unique and unforgettable shopping ex...
Turn your passion and talent for sales into a career that really will take you places. At Corporate Traveler, you'll enjoy exciting opportunities and fantastic long-term prospects. Be recognized for your hard work - great rewards and unlimited incentive structure. Many opportunities & perks including discounted travel, health and financial services. About Corporate Traveler: Corporate Traveler...
Description: Position Description: Great Sales are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.SM Primary Responsibilities: New Business Sales support for functions related to new business pre-sa...
Job Description “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 ...
The Account Manager is the primary Coca-Cola contact between the large or small store managers or store owners and is responsible for the customer relationships along with increasing business by selling and ordering products within his or her sales territory existing customer base. - Execute and close all sales calls. - Sell in incremental displays and equipment placements; sell in promotional p...
Description Since 1996, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at our corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, and across the nation. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, we look to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. The Specialized Sales an...
Sales Representative - Management Training Program Advanced Vision Marketing specializes in brand recognition and customer acquisition for our contracted clients in Satellite Television and Consumer Electronics. Our organization is a leader in outsourced marketing and innovative campaigns. Job Description Energetic and Experienced Sales Representatives wanted to work on a new campaign! Advance...
Part Time Evening Customer Service Sales Representative - Sirius DialAmerica is growing and looking to fill Part Time Evening Positions with Seasonal and Permanent hires. We are currently accepting applications for an exciting opportunity to work with SiriusXM Radio conducting warm renewal sales calls! Work up to 35 hours per week! We have flexible Schedules! Our agents are contacting existing ...
COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE FUTURE OF AWESOME Give your sales career The power of XFINITY XFINITY's suite of products and services offer customers just about everything they need to manage their entertainment, information and even home automation and home security needs. And if you have the special qualities we're seeking - tenacity, good listening skills, a tech mindset and the ability to stru...
WATCH YOUR CUSTOMERS GROW ALONG WITH YOUR CAREER Show them we mean business Small to medium-sized business owners are hungry for tech-based solutions that give them an edgeexactly what you'll offer as a Business Account Executive for Comcast Business Services. Our integrated suite of Internet, phone, Ethernet and TV products and services is tailor-made for up-and-coming businesses in every typ...

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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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