How to Start a Career in Merchandising

Merchandising is a career open to anyone with the confidence and ambition to do the job well. You can get an entry-level merchandising job with just a high school diploma or GED certificate, although previous retail sales experience is helpful when applying for merchandiser positions. If you are interested in starting out in a higher level or supervisory position, then you need an associate degree in business or marketing, or a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising, business management, or marketing. You can complete internships during your college years to learn merchandising strategies from experienced professionals.

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