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CASHIER/RETAIL WORKER: Wishes She Knew To Study More For The S.A.T.s

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Cookie, a Cashier and Retail Worker a toy store, describes how she likes interacting with kids and families and helping them find what they need. She advises: take all of your high school classes very seriously; studying now will help you in college.

Degree: English Language and Literature
Job Title: Cashier/Retail Worker

Job Summary: Cashiers

Job Description

Cashiers handle payments from customers purchasing goods and services. In some establishments, cashiers may have to check customers' age when selling age-restricted products, such as alcohol and tobacco. Some cashiers may have duties not directly related to sales and customer service, such as mopping floors, taking out the trash, and doing other custodial tasks. Others may stock shelves or mark prices on items.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Cashiers go through a brief training period when they are hired. In small firms, an experienced worker typically trains beginners. In larger businesses, trainees spend time in training classes before being placed at cash registers. During training, new cashiers are taught store policies and procedures and how to operate equipment such as cash registers.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Office, Travel, Remote, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Hand-eye coordination, Patience, People skills, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
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