Career Details

Cashier

Career Overview

Cashiers process payments from customers purchasing goods and services.

Education

Although most jobs for cashiers have no specific education requirements, some employers prefer applicants with a high school diploma or equivalent. Cashiers should have a basic knowledge of mathematics, because they need to be able to make change and count the money in their registers.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$8 /yr
$10 /yr
$14 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Future Outlook

Employment of cashiers is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Advances in technology, such as self-service checkout stands in retail stores and increasing online sales, will continue to limit the need for cashiers.

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Work Environment

Most cashiers work in retail establishments, such as grocery stores, gasoline stations, and other general merchandise stores.

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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