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Retail Salespersons

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, clothes, or automobiles, in stores.

Quick Facts


Well below the statewide median
$17.34 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -1%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Answer customer questions about goods or services.
  • Demonstrate products to consumers.
  • Sell products or services.
  • Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs.
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Job Title Examples:

Merchandise Manager
Sales Associate
Sales Clerk

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