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Become A Sales Associate And Cashier

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Working As A Sales Associate And Cashier

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $17,077

    Average Salary

What Does A Sales Associate And Cashier Do

A Sales Associate and Cashier is constantly in contact with customers. They greet them, provide them with product information, and lead them through the purchasing process.

How To Become A Sales Associate And Cashier

Cashiers are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements to become a cashier.

Education

Although most jobs for cashiers have no specific education requirements, some employers may 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.

Training

Cashiers receive on-the-job training, which may last a few weeks. An experienced worker typically helps new cashiers learn how to operate equipment such as scanners or registers.

Advancement

Working as a cashier is often a steppingstone to other careers in retail. For example, with experience, cashiers may become customer service representatives, retail sales workers, or sales managers.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Cashiers must pay attention to customers’ questions and explain pricing.

Customer-service skills. Cashiers must be courteous and friendly when helping customers.

Dexterity. Cashiers use their hands to operate registers and scan purchases.

Integrity. Cashiers must calculate payments accurately and be trusted to process customers’ financial information.

Patience. Cashiers must be able to remain calm when interacting with customers.

Physical stamina. Cashiers stand for long periods.

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Sales Associate And Cashier Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    72.0%
  • Male

    25.6%
  • Unknown

    2.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    74.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    16.6%
  • Asian

    6.6%
  • Unknown

    1.7%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    69.0%
  • French

    8.0%
  • Portuguese

    2.5%
  • Italian

    1.9%
  • Japanese

    1.9%
  • German

    1.8%
  • Arabic

    1.7%
  • Chinese

    1.7%
  • Hindi

    1.6%
  • Russian

    1.4%
  • Mandarin

    1.4%
  • Tagalog

    1.3%
  • Korean

    1.1%
  • Vietnamese

    1.0%
  • Urdu

    0.8%
  • Hmong

    0.7%
  • Cantonese

    0.6%
  • Filipino

    0.6%
  • Polish

    0.5%
  • Armenian

    0.5%
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Top Skills for A Sales Associate And Cashier

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Top Sales Associate And Cashier Skills

  1. Outstanding Customer Service
  2. New Merchandise
  3. Sales Floor
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Generated sales by providing outstanding customer service.
  • Unloaded new clothing items when new merchandise arrived to the store.
  • Assisted customers on the sales floor and recommended clothing and products that suited their needs.
  • Work assignment: * Assisted customers with purchases * Provided excellent customer service skills * Quickly worked on register
  • Maintain solid product knowledge, making sure I'm answering every costumers needs.

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