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MUSIC STORE ASSOCIATE, IN-DEPTH: A Job That Offers Her Dream & A Back Up

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Jessica, a music store associate, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She tells us that she has always known that she wants to become a music teacher. She is lucky to have the support of her parents in her endeavor, and she is hoping that her current job will open up teaching opportunities to her.

Degree: Music
Job Title: Sales Associate/Musician
Employer: Music Works

Job Summary: Retail Sales Workers

Job Description

Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, (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

Additional Info

Job Out Look: Employment of retail salespersons is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Employment of retail salespersons has traditionally grown with the overall economy, and this trend is expected to continue. Population growth will increase retail sales and demand for these workers.

Although consumers are increasing their online retail shopping, they will continue to do most of their retail shopping in stores. Retail salespersons will be needed in stores to help customers and complete sales.

Among the various retail industries, other general merchandise stores, which include warehouse clubs and supercenters, are expected to see strong job growth. These large stores sell a wide range of goods from a single location. Thus, employment in the warehouse clubs and supercenters industry is expected to grow 51 percent during the next decade.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$15,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible, Irregular, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, People skills

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m='12330'>selling</span> <span m='12730'>instruments</span> <span m='13210'>and</span> <span m='13310'>talking</span> <span m='13690'>about</span> <span m='13890'>instruments.</span> </p><p><span m='14390'>Because</span> <span m='14530'>I</span> <span m='14600'>could</span> <span m='14760'>talk</span> <span m='14960'>about</span> <span m='15170'>answers</span> <span m='15560'>all</span> <span m='15720'>day.</span> <span m='17500'>But</span> <span m='17720'>what</span> <span m='17840'>makes</span> <span m='18080'>it</span> <span m='18210'>fun</span> <span m='18590'>is</span> <span m='18970'>when</span> <span m='19090'>I</span> <span m='19830'>get</span> <span m='19990'>to</span> <span m='20070'>talk</span> <span m='20310'>about</span> <span m='20570'>it</span> <span m='20630'>with</span> <span m='20860'>different</span> <span m='21140'>people.</span> <span m='21910'>So</span> <span m='22440'>that's</span> <span m='22720'>what</span> <span m='22880'>I</span> <span m='22970'>really</span> <span m='23250'>like</span> <span m='23460'>about</span> <span m='24080'>working</span> <span m='24470'>here,</span> <span m='25590'>besides the whole</span> <span m='26080'>music</span> <span m='26470'>part</span> <span m='26720'>of</span> <span m='26820'>it.</span> <span m='27850'>I</span> <span m='27930'>mean,</span> <span m='28210'>because</span> <span m='28540'>it's</span> <span m='28770'>kind</span> <span m='28950'>of</span> <span m='28990'>like</span> <span m='29120'>putting</span> <span m='29390'>two</span> <span m='29630'>things</span> <span m='30000'>that</span> <span m='30090'>I</span> <span m='30160'>really</span> <span m='30400'>enjoy</span> <span m='31330'>in</span> <span m='31510'>one</span> <span m='31710'>place.</span> <span m='32509'>Both</span> <span m='32750'>music</span> <span m='33300'>and</span> <span m='34240'>being</span> <span m='34740'>around</span> <span m='35010'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='35850'>So</span> <span m='36590'>if</span> <span m='36720'>that's</span> <span m='36900'>not</span> <span m='37050'>what</span> <span m='37180'>you're</span> <span m='37280'>comfortable</span> <span m='37810'>with doing,</span> <span m='38230'>then</span> <span m='38400'>you</span> <span m='38590'>want to</span> <span m='38890'>probably</span> <span m='39450'>reconsider</span> <span m='40120'>a</span> <span m='40170'>job</span> <span m='40470'>in</span> <span m='40580'>sales.</span> <span m='41750'>Because</span> <span m='42230'>part</span> <span m='42490'>of</span> <span m='42570'>that</span> <span m='42800'>is</span> <span m='43130'>you</span> <span m='43290'>have</span> <span m='43440'>to</span> <span m='43540'>be</span> <span m='43690'>talking</span> <span m='44110'>to</span> <span m='44170'>people</span> <span m='44500'>every</span> <span m='44680'>day.</span> <span m='45300'>And</span> <span m='45580'>if</span> <span m='45680'>you</span> <span m='45790'>don't</span> <span m='46040'>know</span> <span m='46150'>how</span> <span m='46270'>to</span> <span m='46380'>deal</span> <span m='46590'>with</span> <span m='46730'>people,</span> <span m='48250'>that's</span> <span m='48360'>another</span> <span m='48660'>thing.</span> <span m='48900'>It will</span> <span m='49070'>make</span> <span m='49250'>it</span> <span m='49350'>difficult.</span> </p><p><span m='50010'>When</span> <span m='50170'>I</span> <span m='50220'>was</span> <span m='50330'>in</span> <span m='50440'>school,</span> <span m='51290'>I</span> <span m='51430'>did</span> <span m='51640'>study</span> <span m='52010'>music.</span> <span m='52680'>And</span> <span m='53080'>I</span> <span m='53400'>continue</span> <span m='53830'>to</span> <span m='53920'>study</span> <span m='54200'>music</span> <span m='54560'>even</span> <span m='54800'>right</span> <span m='55050'>now,</span> <span m='55430'>even</span> <span m='55630'>though</span> <span m='55730'>I'm</span> <span m='55860'>not</span> <span m='56260'>formally</span> <span m='56750'>in</span> <span m='56890'>school</span> <span m='57180'>anymore.</span> <span m='58970'>But</span> <span m='59170'>yeah,</span> <span m='60062'>I</span> <span m='60510'>did</span> <span m='60780'>major</span> <span m='61120'>in</span> <span m='61230'>music</span> <span m='61690'>in</span> <span m='61870'>college.</span> <span m='62720'>I</span> <span m='62910'>loved</span> <span m='63270'>it.</span> <span m='63600'>It</span> <span m='63790'>wasn't</span> <span m='64140'>exactly</span> <span m='65670'>about</span> <span m='66780'>being</span> <span m='67010'>a</span> <span m='67070'>teacher,</span> <span m='67950'>but</span> <span m='68260'>it</span> <span m='68330'>was</span> <span m='68480'>more</span> <span m='68700'>on the</span> <span m='68790'>performing</span> <span m='69370'>side.</span> <span m='69640'>But</span> <span m='70090'>it</span> <span m='70290'>still</span> <span m='70380'>related</span> <span m='70710'>to</span> <span m='70800'>music.</span> <span m='71210'>And</span> <span m='71300'>you</span> <span m='71370'>need</span> <span m='71520'>to</span> <span m='71620'>know</span> <span m='71770'>about</span> <span m='72020'>theory.</span> <span m='72830'>And</span> <span m='73090'>in</span> <span m='73200'>order</span> <span m='73300'>to</span> <span m='73370'>be</span> <span m='73530'>a</span> <span m='73580'>teacher,</span> <span m='73960'>you</span> <span m='73990'>need</span> <span m='74810'>to know</span> <span m='74950'>all</span> <span m='75170'>this</span> <span m='75300'>information</span> <span m='75920'>to</span> <span m='76080'>teach somebody</span> <span m='76540'>else.</span> </p><p><span m='77920'>So</span> <span m='78100'>for</span> <span m='78250'>me,</span> <span m='78470'>that's</span> <span m='78690'>what</span> <span m='78830'>I</span> <span m='78910'>always</span> <span m='79730'>wanted</span> <span m='80000'>to</span> <span m='80090'>do.</span> <span m='80910'>My</span> <span m='81170'>parents</span> <span m='81570'>weren't</span> <span m='81820'>quite</span> <span m='82350'>in</span> <span m='82470'>agreement,</span> <span m='83080'>but</span> <span m='83240'>they</span> <span m='83400'>understand</span> <span m='84150'>that</span> <span m='84410'>this</span> <span m='84610'>is</span> <span m='84850'>what</span> <span m='85400'>I</span> <span m='85760'>decided</span> <span m='86220'>to</span> <span m='86360'>do</span> <span m='86490'>with</span> <span m='86620'>my</span> <span m='86780'>life.</span> <span m='87090'>And</span> <span m='87220'>they're</span> <span m='87350'>supporting</span> <span m='87830'>me</span> <span m='88330'>on</span> <span m='88570'>it,</span> <span m='88760'>so</span> <span m='88940'>that's</span> <span m='89180'>great.</span> <span m='89920'>And</span> <span m='91110'>as</span> <span m='91200'>long</span> <span m='91410'>as</span> <span m='91500'>you</span> <span m='91640'>have</span> <span m='91880'>the</span> <span m='91960'>same</span> <span m='92290'>type</span> <span m='92560'>of</span> <span m='92690'>support,</span> <span m='92985'>it</span> <span m='93780'>will</span> <span m='93890'>help</span> <span m='94460'>make</span> <span m='94760'>your</span> <span m='95070'>job</span> <span m='95390'>easier</span> <span m='95860'>when</span> <span m='95990'>you</span> <span m='96110'>actually</span> <span m='96450'>study</span> <span m='96850'>for</span> <span m='97120'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='97330'>When</span> <span m='97540'>I</span> <span m='97650'>went</span> <span m='97840'>to</span> <span m='97950'>physically</span> <span m='98400'>apply</span> <span m='98750'>for</span> <span m='98950'>a</span> <span m='99000'>job,</span> <span m='99320'>I</span> <span m='99450'>was</span> <span m='99860'>looking</span> <span m='100210'>for</span> <span m='101060'>a</span> <span m='101170'>job</span> <span m='101510'>like</span> <span m='101790'>Music</span> <span m='102180'>Works</span> <span m='102960'>that</span> <span m='103260'>offered</span> <span m='103630'>lessons.</span> <span m='104540'>Because</span> <span m='104860'>I</span> <span m='104940'>was</span> <span m='105320'>interested</span> <span m='105800'>in</span> <span m='105920'>being</span> <span m='106180'>a teacher.</span> <span m='107450'>They</span> <span m='107620'>gave</span> <span m='107850'>lessons</span> <span m='108250'>here,</span> <span m='108410'>so</span> <span m='108940'>I</span> <span m='109090'>kind</span> <span m='109350'>of</span> <span m='109470'>thought,</span> <span m='109850'>in</span> <span m='110020'>a</span> <span m='110110'>way,</span> <span m='110390'>it</span> <span m='110510'>would</span> <span m='110770'>make</span> <span m='112300'>that</span> <span m='112540'>part</span> <span m='112780'>of</span> <span m='112860'>my</span> <span m='113170'>life</span> <span m='113590'>a</span> <span m='113660'>little</span> <span m='113840'>bit</span> <span m='113980'>easier.</span> </p><p><span m='114460'>Because</span> <span m='114750'>then</span> <span m='114970'>at</span> <span m='115090'>some</span> <span m='115310'>point</span> <span m='115540'>I</span> <span m='115680'>thought,</span> <span m='116260'>well,</span> <span m='116520'>I</span> <span m='116600'>can</span> <span m='116860'>tell</span> <span m='117190'>them</span> <span m='117380'>I'm</span> <span m='117520'>interested</span> <span m='117940'>in</span> <span m='118060'>being</span> <span m='118250'>a</span> <span m='118290'>piano</span> <span m='118630'>teacher</span> <span m='119170'>and</span> <span m='119190'>if</span> <span m='119290'>a</span> <span m='119400'>space</span> <span m='120000'>frees</span> <span m='120330'>up,</span> <span m='120720'>I</span> <span m='121110'>will</span> <span m='121290'>become</span> <span m='121630'>a</span> <span m='121680'>teacher</span> <span m='122040'>here.</span> <span m='122250'>Because</span> <span m='122610'>they</span> <span m='122740'>might</span> <span m='123610'>need</span> <span m='123970'>one</span> <span m='124180'>at</span> <span m='124300'>some</span> <span m='124510'>point.</span> </p><p><span m='124930'>So</span> <span m='126070'>besides</span> <span m='126460'>having</span> <span m='126830'>my</span> <span m='127100'>piano</span> <span m='127570'>teacher</span> <span m='127690'>as a</span> <span m='127750'>reference</span> <span m='128840'>and</span> <span m='129250'>as</span> <span m='129660'>another</span> <span m='130039'>support</span> <span m='131470'>for</span> <span m='131820'>it--</span> <span m='132030'>because she</span> <span m='132210'>said</span> <span m='132370'>she</span> <span m='132540'>would</span> <span m='132640'>even</span> <span m='132900'>train</span> <span m='133320'>me</span> <span m='133630'>if</span> <span m='133810'>I</span> <span m='133860'>needed</span> <span m='134160'>to,</span> <span m='134560'>when</span> <span m='134660'>I</span> <span m='134760'>started</span> <span m='135110'>giving</span> <span m='135400'>lessons--</span> <span m='136460'>besides</span> <span m='136730'>having</span> <span m='136970'>her,</span> <span m='137150'>I</span> <span m='137180'>wanted</span> <span m='137400'>to</span> <span m='137460'>have</span> <span m='137640'>another</span> <span m='138300'>back</span> <span m='138670'>up.</span> <span m='138870'>So</span> <span m='139520'>working</span> <span m='139970'>here</span> <span m='140090'>at a</span> <span m='140130'>store</span> <span m='140550'>gave</span> <span m='140790'>me</span> <span m='142010'>another</span> <span m='142490'>opportunity,</span> <span m='143340'>essentially.</span> </p>","file":{"id":369614,"video_id":"3310772445001","name":"2209-Jessica-MusicStoreAssociate2","duration":144220,"thumbnail_url":null}});