On the Job
Cashiers handle payments from customers. They may use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. They may process credit or debit cards.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Answer customer questions about goods or services.
- Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
- Provide customers with general information or assistance.
- Train sales personnel.
- Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
- Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
- Sell products or services.
- Monitor sales activities.
- Calculate costs of goods or services.
- Clean work areas.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Dealing with external customers.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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