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SALES ASSOCIATE/ACTRESS, IN-DEPTH: Work In A Place That Respects & Values You

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Theresa, a Sales Associate at a retail store for women's shoes and a Stage Actress, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, and how hard it is to get a job in her field. It's not too difficult to find work in retail but the key is to find a place that values and respects you for what you have to offer.

Degree: Acting
Job Title: Sales Associate/Actress

Job Summary: Retail Salespersons

Job Description

Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise and products, 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 groups help customers find the products they want and process customers' payments.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate on-the-job training can be expected.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$10,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, People skills

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