Retail Sales Workers

Retail sales workers assist customers with purchases by identifying their needs, showing or demonstrating merchandise, receiving payment, recording sales, and wrapping their purchases or arranging for their delivery. They are sometimes called sales clerks, retail clerks, or salespeople. There are approximately 4.5 million retail salespersons employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Speech
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking
  • Sales
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification None

Related Industries

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Health Service Administrator

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Yearly Salary Range (US$ Thousands)