On the Job
Tellers are responsible for accurately handling money transactions in banks. They cash checks, deposit money, and collect loan payments.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Answer customer questions about goods or services.
- Respond to customer problems or complaints.
- Enter information into databases or software programs.
- Obtain personal or financial information about customers or applicants.
- Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
- Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
- Calculate costs of goods or services.
- Sell products or services.
- Maintain financial or account records.
- Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Repeating the same motions many times.
- Working with a group or team.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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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