To work as a retail sales assistant, you generally don't need to have an advanced education. Most companies will accept assistants who have at least a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Regardless of one's educational background, a retail sales assistant needs to have great customer service skills and have an understanding of the basic principles of sales. Some companies ask for previous experience in retail as well as some administration skills.
Retail Store Assistant Tasks
Monitor closing, opening, and cash reconciliation, and complete reports.
Schedule the appropriate number of employees while taking into consideration back-ups, sick days, and peak hours.
Assist the manager in day to day store operations.
Assist customers and escalate customer requests or complaints to the manager as necessary.