Weedmaps Guest Blog: Here Are the Top Cannabis Jobs Now Hiring and How Much You Could Earn
Budtenders, Sales Associates, Brand Ambassadors
Want to work for a dispensary? The quickest way to get your foot in the door — and your name on the payroll — is a retail sales position. That includes budtenders (No. 11 in top occupations for open cannabis jobs in the Glassdoor report), sales associates (No. 2), and brand ambassadors (No. 1).
Together, those three positions accounted for 11 percent of Glassdoor's cannabis-related job openings in December, making them the most in-demand from the employer's standpoint.
“If you don't have experience with the cannabis industry, I think the easiest way to get in the company is go through retail,” said Janet Hoffman, vice president of human resources for The Green Solution, which operates 17 dispensaries throughout Colorado. “We can teach you product knowledge. If you use the product, that's helpful but you don't have to in order to sell the product. We have a pretty good training program in place.”