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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 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...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA
Seeking a Sales Executive for Commercial Office Products for a company located in the Philadelphia area. The position is for the Southeastern US region. We are looking for someone who is experienced in regional territory management and working with sales dealers. The right candidate will have a strong drive to succeed, who is a proven results oriented self-starter, capable of prospecting for new b...
Job Description The Business Development Associate is a support position that reports to the Engagement Team Manager. This position will assist with the coordination, development and deployment of local, major, national and Fortune 1000 accounts within their respective markets to drive consistent messaging, guidance, support and deployments for the Direct Sales Organization within KMBS. PRIMARY ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Louisville, KY) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-9940141120 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Louisville, KY geography. As a member of the Janssen ...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Sales Associate ready to grow their sales career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals ready to support the increase of revenue for the branch through excep...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpes...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon Wireless We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest...
3E Acquisitions Management Positions available in Sales, Entry Level Management, and Marketing. “..I firmly believe that any man’s finest hours – his greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious." - Vince Lombardi 3E Acquisitions Management is hiring for an entry level full t...
Talk about value...T.J. Maxx is where you'll find it. T.J. Maxx, together with Marshalls, forms the Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. T.J. Maxx offers brand name family apparel, giftware, home fashions, women’s shoes, and lingerie, and emphasizes accessories and fine jewelry, at prices 20% - 60% below department and specialty store regular price...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...
Description We are looking for enthusiastic, career-minded, self-motivated individuals to become independent insurance sales representatives, working in a professional business-to-business sales environment. You’ll build your own business and manage your own time and schedule, with unlimited potential for growth. Principal Services • Use your social and business networking skills to help CEOs, ...

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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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