To become a merchandising specialist, you usually need a bachelor's degree and zero years of experience. The most common jobs before becoming a merchandising specialist are sales associate, cashier, and customer service representative. Hiring managers expect a merchandising specialist to have soft skills such as physical stamina, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills. Once you have all the required skills and experience, it takes an average of 1-3 months of job training to become a merchandising specialist.
The national average salary for merchandising specialists is $32,920, but with the right certifications and experience, they can make up to $47,000. Getting a certification as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) will help you to earn more as a merchandising specialist.
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 2% and produce 35,400 job opportunities across the U.S.