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Retail Management Careers and Jobs

Select, Find and Prepare for Retail Management Careers and Jobs - all on one page


4 Steps to Use This Page: 1-Explore Careers of Intrerest 2-See Job Listings Matched to Career 3-Prepare for the Career 4-See External Career Resources

Here is a more detailed 3-minute Helper Video External Link.

This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from Retail Management careers/jobs, (2) Find Retail Management job listings, (3) Prepare for Retail Management careers, and (4) Provide Retail Management career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Retail Management careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Retail Management Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Retail Management careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Retail Management, so relevant Retail Management jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. Retail Management Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) Retail Management Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Retail Management careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 26 Retail Management Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Related Careers to Consider: Lists up to 20 careers that might be of interest to you (related to your initial choice - what they do, what they know, and what they're called), ranked by best fit.

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career/Job

13 Retail Management careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Retail Management-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) Retail Management-Related Jobs

Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas 22.9% Store Manager
Occupation: Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 22.9% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Waiters and Waitresses 20.1% Store Manager
Occupation: Waiters and Waitresses U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 20.1% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
General and Operations Managers 9.4% Department Manager; Department Store General Manager; Department Store Manager; Grocery Manager; Store Manager; Store Operations Manager
Occupation: General and Operations Managers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 9.4% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Department Store General Manager; Department Store Manager; Grocery Manager; Store Manager; Store Operations Manager
Sales Managers 7% Department Store Manager; Retail Chain Store Area Supervisor; Retail District Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Sales Managers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Store Manager; Retail Chain Store Area Supervisor; Retail District Manager; Store Manager
Parts Salespersons 4.9% Store Manager
Occupation: Parts Salespersons U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 4.9% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Retail Salespersons -1% Department Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Retail Salespersons U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -1% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Store Manager
Customer Service Representatives -1.2% Store Manager
Occupation: Customer Service Representatives U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -1.2% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers -1.5% Department Manager; Store Support Department Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -1.5% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Store Support Department Manager
Construction and Building Inspectors -2.9% Department Manager
Occupation: Construction and Building Inspectors U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -2.9% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager
Procurement Clerks -5.1% Retail Merchandise Supervisor
Occupation: Procurement Clerks U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -5.1% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Retail Merchandise Supervisor
Chief Executives -5.7% Department Manager; Department Store Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Chief Executives U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -5.7% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Department Store Manager; Store Manager
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers -6.5% Branch Store Manager; Convenience Store Manager; Dairy Store Manager; Delicatessen Store Manager; Department Manager; Department Sales Manager; Grocery Department Manager; Grocery Manager; Grocery Store Manager; Music Store Manager; Retail Manager; Retail Sales Manager; Retail Shift Supervisor; Retail Store Manager; Retail Supervisor; Store Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -6.5% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Branch Store Manager; Convenience Store Manager; Dairy Store Manager; Delicatessen Store Manager; Department Manager; Department Sales Manager; Grocery Department Manager; Grocery Manager; Grocery Store Manager; Music Store Manager; Retail Manager; Retail Sales Manager; Retail Shift Supervisor; Retail Store Manager; Retail Supervisor; Store Manager
Cashiers -10% Assistant Store Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Cashiers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -10% Retail Management-Related Jobs: Assistant Store Manager; Store Manager

13 Retail Management careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). Retail Management-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary Retail Management-Related Jobs

Construction and Building Inspectors $ 62,860 Department Manager
Occupation: Construction and Building Inspectors National Median Salary: $ 62,860 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $ 58,450 Department Manager; Store Support Department Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers National Median Salary: $ 58,450 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Store Support Department Manager
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas $ 47,380 Store Manager
Occupation: Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas National Median Salary: $ 47,380 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Procurement Clerks $ 44,740 Retail Merchandise Supervisor
Occupation: Procurement Clerks National Median Salary: $ 44,740 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Retail Merchandise Supervisor
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $ 41,580 Branch Store Manager; Convenience Store Manager; Dairy Store Manager; Delicatessen Store Manager; Department Manager; Department Sales Manager; Grocery Department Manager; Grocery Manager; Grocery Store Manager; Music Store Manager; Retail Manager; Retail Sales Manager; Retail Shift Supervisor; Retail Store Manager; Retail Supervisor; Store Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers National Median Salary: $ 41,580 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Branch Store Manager; Convenience Store Manager; Dairy Store Manager; Delicatessen Store Manager; Department Manager; Department Sales Manager; Grocery Department Manager; Grocery Manager; Grocery Store Manager; Music Store Manager; Retail Manager; Retail Sales Manager; Retail Shift Supervisor; Retail Store Manager; Retail Supervisor; Store Manager
Customer Service Representatives $ 35,830 Store Manager
Occupation: Customer Service Representatives National Median Salary: $ 35,830 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Parts Salespersons $ 32,460 Store Manager
Occupation: Parts Salespersons National Median Salary: $ 32,460 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Retail Salespersons $ 27,080 Department Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Retail Salespersons National Median Salary: $ 27,080 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Store Manager
Cashiers $ 25,020 Assistant Store Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Cashiers National Median Salary: $ 25,020 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Assistant Store Manager; Store Manager
Waiters and Waitresses $ 23,740 Store Manager
Occupation: Waiters and Waitresses National Median Salary: $ 23,740 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Chief Executives $ 185,950 Department Manager; Department Store Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Chief Executives National Median Salary: $ 185,950 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Department Store Manager; Store Manager
Sales Managers $ 132,290 Department Store Manager; Retail Chain Store Area Supervisor; Retail District Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Sales Managers National Median Salary: $ 132,290 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Store Manager; Retail Chain Store Area Supervisor; Retail District Manager; Store Manager
General and Operations Managers $ 103,650 Department Manager; Department Store General Manager; Department Store Manager; Grocery Manager; Store Manager; Store Operations Manager
Occupation: General and Operations Managers National Median Salary: $ 103,650 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Department Store General Manager; Department Store Manager; Grocery Manager; Store Manager; Store Operations Manager

17 Retail Management careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Retail Management-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation Retail Management-Related Jobs

Chief Executives 5 Department Manager; Department Store Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Chief Executives Education/Preparation: 5 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Department Store Manager; Store Manager
General and Operations Managers 4 Department Manager; Department Store General Manager; Department Store Manager; Grocery Manager; Store Manager; Store Operations Manager
Occupation: General and Operations Managers Education/Preparation: 4 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Department Store General Manager; Department Store Manager; Grocery Manager; Store Manager; Store Operations Manager
Online Merchants 4 Store Manager
Occupation: Online Merchants Education/Preparation: 4 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Sales Managers 4 Department Store Manager; Retail Chain Store Area Supervisor; Retail District Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Sales Managers Education/Preparation: 4 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Store Manager; Retail Chain Store Area Supervisor; Retail District Manager; Store Manager
Construction and Building Inspectors 3 Department Manager
Occupation: Construction and Building Inspectors Education/Preparation: 3 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3 Department Manager; Store Support Department Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Store Support Department Manager
Procurement Clerks 3 Retail Merchandise Supervisor
Occupation: Procurement Clerks Education/Preparation: 3 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Retail Merchandise Supervisor
Spa Managers 3 Department Manager
Occupation: Spa Managers Education/Preparation: 3 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 3 Department Manager
Occupation: Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Education/Preparation: 3 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager
Cashiers 2 Assistant Store Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Cashiers Education/Preparation: 2 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Assistant Store Manager; Store Manager
Customer Service Representatives 2 Store Manager
Occupation: Customer Service Representatives Education/Preparation: 2 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
First-Line Supervisors of Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2 Retail Route Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators Education/Preparation: 2 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Retail Route Supervisor
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2 Branch Store Manager; Convenience Store Manager; Dairy Store Manager; Delicatessen Store Manager; Department Manager; Department Sales Manager; Grocery Department Manager; Grocery Manager; Grocery Store Manager; Music Store Manager; Retail Manager; Retail Sales Manager; Retail Shift Supervisor; Retail Store Manager; Retail Supervisor; Store Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers Education/Preparation: 2 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Branch Store Manager; Convenience Store Manager; Dairy Store Manager; Delicatessen Store Manager; Department Manager; Department Sales Manager; Grocery Department Manager; Grocery Manager; Grocery Store Manager; Music Store Manager; Retail Manager; Retail Sales Manager; Retail Shift Supervisor; Retail Store Manager; Retail Supervisor; Store Manager
Parts Salespersons 2 Store Manager
Occupation: Parts Salespersons Education/Preparation: 2 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Retail Salespersons 2 Department Manager; Store Manager
Occupation: Retail Salespersons Education/Preparation: 2 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Department Manager; Store Manager
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas 2 Store Manager
Occupation: Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas Education/Preparation: 2 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager
Waiters and Waitresses 2 Store Manager
Occupation: Waiters and Waitresses Education/Preparation: 2 Retail Management-Related Jobs: Store Manager

Scroll through the picklist (below). There are 26 specific Retail Management jobs listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get active job listing links, along with detailed resources to help you prepare for a career related to that job.
You can use this form two ways:

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Filter - As you enter a keyword, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs below

Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.

Enter a Keyword (filter the list below)
OR - leave blank and scroll through the choices:



Select a Job Title (Scroll and Select) :

Step 3 of 4: Prepare For a Career

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