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How to become an Assistant Store Manager

Start by getting a foot in the door by gaining retail experience learning merchandising skills and becoming sales-oriented, which is invaluable. Many assistant managers work their way up the ranks from clerk positions to department supervisors before becoming assistant store managers. A high school diploma or GED is the only minimum requirement. Important qualities to develop for this role include social orientation, attention to detail, stress tolerance and flexibility.

How to become: Cosmetician · Cashier · Cash Manager · Pharmacy Assistant · Pharmacy Specialist
These qualifications are required: Driver's License · ServSafe · Food Handler Certification
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What skills help Assistant Store Managers find jobs?

  • Analysis skills
  • Basic math
  • Cash handling
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Computer skills
  • Customer service
  • English
  • Hospitality
  • Human resources
  • Inventory control
  • Leadership
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Career progression for Assistant Store Manager

Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as an Assistant Store Manager in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$31,700
4 - 8$32,900
8 - 12$33,900
12 - 16$34,500
16 - 20$34,900
20 - 24$35,200
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Common qualifications for Assistant Store Managers

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ASE Certification

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  • certificationFood Handler Certification
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Common questions about career advices for an Assistant Store Manager

What are the requirements of an assistant store manager?

The only education requirement for an assistant store manager is a high school diploma or GED. If you have additional specialized training or a college degree in business management, it is a plus.

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