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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.


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