Help sales run smoothly by taking money and making change.

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Salary Range
$16,000 – $26,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cashiers do?

You can get hired to work as a Cashier by pretty much any kind of business or company. Everything from yoga studios to government offices to supermarkets to restaurants to clothing stores need Cashiers. No matter where you work though, your job is to take money from customers or clients in exchange for services or products, and then give them the correct change and receipt. It’s not too complex a job, but it’s very important.

Though it might seem strange, one of your main responsibilities in this job has nothing to do with money. Instead, it’s customer service. No matter where you work, you want to always be welcoming and pleasant with customers. For each customer you help, you’re the only Customer Service Representative they see and as such, you act as the face of the company. This means you have the greatest influence on the way a client or customer feels about their experience. When you’re not friendly or knowledgeable about your products, it makes the client feel negatively toward their experience and the company as a whole.

Honesty is another important trait you need in this position. As a Cashier, you handle large amounts of money on a daily basis, and so you need to be able to account for it at the end of your shift. Many companies will have you count the till to a set number each time you work. If the money is off, you’ll need to account for the missing cash, or face serious consequences.

Should I be a Cashier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

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    How to become a Cashier

    Most Cashiers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9keaba&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29||master%27s+%282%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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