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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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