Those with retail jobs help you find the product you are looking for and make a sale directly to you in the store. Nearly all of us interact with them daily. Other types of sales jobs outside of a retail environment, such as insurance salespeople or travel agents, are in the sales jobs category rather than the retail jobs category
Retail (SOC Codes 41-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers; 41-2000.00 Retail Sales Workers) jobs are about selling in a retail setting. These workers will take your money (e.g. cashiers) and help you find the right item (e.g. parts counter clerks). These jobs are predominantly found in the retail industry. Consumer sales jobs with a service slant (e.g., insurance and travel agents) are tracked in the sales jobs category.
The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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