We truly believe that retail is the greatest profession of all – we simply can’t imagine a career that offers more opportunity and growth! And while many of us think of sales first when we think of retail, there’s endless opportunities available in our industry – from software developers to accountants to artists and designers…did you know that there are 2,710 animal trainers in the retail industry? Well, it’s true!!
We love the Pick Your Passion career illustration that the National Retail Federation has developed to demonstrate how, with so many diverse career paths, the retail industry gives everyone the opportunity to explore their passion and interests. Start by identifying a special interest of yours – Creativity, Technology, Being Social, Helping Others, Money, Sports & Games or Food. Then, follow the illustration to see what retail career you’d be great at!
The retail industry supports 42 million jobs – and many are not behind a cash register. So, we hope to inspire students everywhere to see what a career in retail really means – endless opportunity, creativity and innovation for EVERYONE.