Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks - What They Do

Employment Requirements

1. You may need a high school diploma. You often need to demonstrate sales ability and product knowledge when selling complex or valuable merchandise such as automobiles, antiques, and computers.

2. You may also need a university degree or college diploma, as well as specific subject matter courses or training. Employers may also provide technical or sales training programs.

3. With experience and additional training, you may move up the ranks to a retail supervisory position.

4. Almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.

Essential Skills

1. Dealing with the public

2. Customer service

3. Product knowledge