Cashiers

Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.

Median Annual Wage: $19,060

Education: Less than high school diploma (42%); High school diploma or equivalent (37%); Some college, no degree (13%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Clerk; Cashier; Mutuel Clerk; Customer Service Representative (CSR); Sales Associate; Checker; Admissions Gate Attendant; Central Aisle Cashier; Toll Collector; Customer Assistant

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Cashiers.

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  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Assist customers by providing information and resolving their complaints.
  • Establish or identify prices of goods, services or admission, and tabulate bills using calculators, cash registers, or optical price scanners.
  • Greet customers entering establishments.
  • Answer customers' questions, and provide information on procedures or policies.
  • Sell tickets and other items to customers.
  • Process merchandise returns and exchanges.
  • Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas and complete other general cleaning duties, such as mopping floors and emptying trash cans.
  • Stock shelves, and mark prices on shelves and items.
  • Request information or assistance using paging systems.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Cashiers.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Cashiers.

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