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Become A Bank Teller

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Working As A Bank Teller

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $29,070

    Average Salary

What Does A Bank Teller Do

A Bank Teller is responsible for processing transactions accurately and efficiently, in accordance with established policies and procedures. They also provide account services to customers.

How To Become A Bank Teller

Most tellers have a high school diploma and receive about 1 month of on-the-job training. Some banks do background checks before hiring a new teller.


Tellers usually need a high school diploma or equivalent. Some tellers may take some college courses, but a degree is rarely required for a job applicant to be hired. 


New tellers usually receive brief on-the-job training, typically lasting about 1 month. Normally, a head teller or another experienced teller trains them. During this training, tellers learn how to balance cash drawers and verify signatures. They also learn the computer software that their bank uses and the financial products and services the bank offers.


Experienced tellers can advance within their bank. They can become head tellers or move to other supervisory positions. Some tellers can advance to other occupations, such as loan officer. They can also move to sales positions.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Tellers spend their day interacting with bank customers. They must be friendly, helpful, and patient. They must be able to understand customer needs and explain service options to their customers.

Detail oriented. Tellers must be sure not to make errors when dealing with customers’ money. 

Math skills. Because they count and handle large amounts of money, tellers must be good at arithmetic.

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Top Bank Teller Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Savings Withdrawals
  3. Processing Loan Payments
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Acquired customer service skills while performing transactions for bank patrons on a regular basis.
  • Receive loan payment and deposits and selling and cashing traveler and cashier checks and issuing savings withdrawals.
  • Provided service to bank customers by conducting appropriate transactions such as checking and savings transactions, receiving and processing loan payments.
  • Processed quarterly Vault and ATM audits with a zero error rate.
  • Conduct vault and branch settlement Process deposits, checks, payments, and other negotiable instruments Cross sell various bank products

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