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$44,000

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Customer Service Representatives

Interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints.
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Advanced Officer Training
Certificate of Competency
Basic Airline Customer Services
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Business Office Skills For Customer Service
Certificate or Training
Basic Clerk 1
Certificate of Completion

Marking Clerks

Print and attach price tickets to articles of merchandise using one or several methods, such as marking price on tickets by hand or using ticket-printing machine.
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Advanced Officer Training
Certificate of Competency
Basic Clerk 1
Certificate of Completion
Basic Clerk 2
Certificate of Completion
Basic Computer Concepts
Certificate or Training

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.
Apparel Design And Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement
Apparel Design And Merchandising (2 Year)
AA Degree
Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising
AS Degree
Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement
Fashion Design Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement

Online Merchants

Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.
Apparel Design And Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement
Apparel Design And Merchandising (2 Year)
AA Degree
Business Admin/Marketing, Retail Management (WAFC)
Certificate of Achievement
Business Admin/Marketing, Retail Management (WAFC)
AS Degree
Business Administration: Entrepeneurship
AS Degree

Order Clerks

Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Generally receives orders via mail, phone, fax, or other electronic means. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints.
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Advanced Officer Training
Certificate of Competency
Basic Airline Customer Services
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Business Office Skills For Customer Service
Certificate or Training
Basic Clerk 1
Certificate of Completion

Procurement Clerks

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Advanced Officer Training
Certificate of Competency
Basic Clerk 1
Certificate of Completion
Basic Clerk 2
Certificate of Completion
Basic Computer Concepts
Certificate or Training

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.
Apparel Design And Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement
Apparel Design And Merchandising (2 Year)
AA Degree
Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising
AS Degree
Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement
Fashion Design Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement

Stock Clerks, Sales Floor

Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.
Advanced Officer Training
Certificate of Competency
Basic Clerk 1
Certificate of Completion
Basic Clerk 2
Certificate of Completion
Basic Computer Concepts
Certificate or Training
Basic Internet
Certificate of Achievement

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Apparel Design And Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement
Apparel Design And Merchandising (2 Year)
AA Degree
Business Admin/Marketing, Retail Management (WAFC)
Certificate of Achievement
Business Admin/Marketing, Retail Management (WAFC)
AS Degree
Business Administration: Retail Management
AS Degree
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