If you have an outgoing and high-energy personality and enjoy talking to people, Retail Sales is the right career for you! As the face of the company, retail sales associates are responsible for helping customers find products that fit their needs and providing them with information. Retail sales workers are in high demand, especially during the summer and holiday seasons when more customers are shopping. These positions can either be salary-based or commission-based; workers typically earn a salary ranging from $25,000 to $70,000 per year depending on the company they are employed by.
The responsibilities of a retail salesperson vary depending on the company that they work for and the demand of the customers. Employers typically look for individuals with at least a high school diploma or GED and experience with customer service. For management positions or head-cashier positions, employees are typically promoted from within following 2-3 years of experience. Be ready for a fun, high-energy work environment with the opportunity to meet a lot of great people!