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Retail Salespersons

Job Information

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.


  • Good employment opportunities are expected because of the need to replace the large number of workers who leave the occupation each year.
  • Many salespersons work evenings and weekends, particularly during peak retail periods.
  • Employers look for people who enjoy working with others and who have good communication skills, an interest in sales work, a neat appearance, and a courteous demeanor.
  • Although advancement opportunities are limited, having a college degree or a great deal of experience may help retail salespersons move into management positions.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $21,010/yr ($10.51/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma