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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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Trovix Test Company San Jose, CA
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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 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...
North Kansas City Customer Service Account Manager looking to start immediately! Searching for an experienced Customer Service Account Manager that has tenure with a customer service based company and is looking for a temporary to hire opportunity. We are also looking for someone that has worked on fast-pace, quick-response team. Candidate will be required to follow-up on accounts throughout the ...
We’re hiring at Ajilon Professional Staffing! We are looking for driven, passionate and ambitious individuals to join our organization. At Ajilon Professional Staffing, you can reach your career ambitions and help industry-leading companies build their organizations. If you aspire to help professionals find their perfect career path, you’ll love working here! Ajilon Professional Staffing is curr...
Overview: Lithia Oregon City Subaru Automotive F&I Manager (Finance & Insurance Manager) Automotive F&I Manager – Finance Manager – Auto Sales Lithia Oregon City Subaru continues to grow and we are seeking a Finance and Insurance Manager to join our successful team. Oregon City Subaru is one of many Lithia Auto Stores. At Lithia we provide a unique blend of leadership skills with a culture th...
For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced commercial control systems and home automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Position Description: Crestron is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offerin...
Function Sales Primary Objective Generate revenue by selling software solutions and services to new and existing clients within assigned territory. Manage relationship with assigned client base to ensure retention and grow revenue. This position will focus on the D+H Lending and Mortgage suite of products in both bank and credit union markets that are smaller in asset size. /*/ Knowledge & Skil...
Function Sales Primary Objective Generate revenue by selling software solutions and services to new and existing clients within assigned territory. Manage relationship with assigned client base to ensure retention and grow revenue. This position will focus on the D+H Lending and Mortgage suite of products in both bank and credit union markets that are smaller in asset size. /*/ Knowledge & Skil...
Celebrating more than 30 years in business, FARO has been growing rapidly since inception and is constantly striving to remain the world’s leading three-dimensional measurement and imaging company. We are currently seeking a strong closer with Capital Equipment sales background who can execute on sales opportunities within your assigned region. You will be selling the Faro Laser Tracker, the worl...
Celebrating 30 years in business, FARO has been growing rapidly since inception and is constantly striving to remain the world’s leading three-dimensional measurement and imaging company. We are currently seeking a strong closer with Capital Equipment sales background who can execute on sales opportunities within your assigned region. You will be selling our innovative 3D Laser Scanner, Focus3D. ...
Position Description: Account Manager - Automation Technologies Omron Automation and Safety is looking for an energetic and focused Account Manager in the Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE or St. Louis, MO area to expand our business in industries and market segments where we have high potential. We are specifically interested in people who have sold at an Enterprise level to Fortune 1000 OEM and End Us...
Norandex Building Materials Distribution, Inc. is one of the largest wholesale distributors of exterior building products in the U.S. Norandex sells and services products like vinyl siding, windows, doors and roofing to remodeling contractors and new home builders. Norandex and Saint-Gobain Building Distribution North America are divisions of Saint-Gobain. Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the ha...
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. As one of the largest wholesale dist...
Description: Be the brains behind the work. At UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, our work impacts millions of people, in dozens of ways. We are making a difference with better ideas, and there is no limit to where we can go. We are driven - to make the most of our collective resources and to create better outcomes and healthier lives for those we serve. Great account management is result of...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...

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Rate of Growth
6.90 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,467,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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