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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 more than 4.8 million retail salespersons employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Helpful

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Retail Business Owner

Supervisor or Department Manager

Senior Sales Worker

Retail Sales Clerk

Stock Clerk

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