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RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE: You Can Always Wear Fun Socks

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Rita, a sales associate at a sock shop, spends her typical day stocking their merchandise, helping customers, and making sure that the shop looks nice. She began working for her company in college and was able to transfer stores when she moved. She tells us that the sock industry is booming currently because you may not always be able to express yourself in your clothes at your job, but you can always wear fun socks.

Job Title: Sales Associate
Employer: Sockshop

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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m='107730'>outfit.</span> <span m='108630'>Because</span> <span m='109220'>even</span> <span m='109520'>if</span> <span m='109610'>you're</span> <span m='109720'>not</span> <span m='109860'>allowed</span> <span m='110080'>to</span> <span m='110170'>wear</span> <span m='110330'>anything</span> <span m='110670'>fun at</span> <span m='110990'>your</span> <span m='111120'>job,</span> <span m='111430'>you</span> <span m='111500'>can</span> <span m='111640'>always</span> <span m='112050'>wear fun</span> <span m='112280'>socks.</span> </p>","file":{"id":379221,"video_id":"3385816745001","name":"2363-Rita-SalesAssociateRetail","duration":113267,"thumbnail_url":null}});