Retail Sales Workers
What Retail Sales Workers Do
Retail sales workers include
both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, and
automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and
replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts (called parts
salespersons). Both types of retail sales workers help customers find the
products they want and process customers’ payments. About 1 in 3 retail worked
part time in 2014.
How to Become a Retail Sales Worker
Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median hourly wage for retail sales workers was $10.60 in May 2015. Employment of retail sales workers is projected to grow 7 percent by 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.