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Working As A Store Worker

  • 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

  • $19,310

    Average Salary

What Does A Store Worker Do

Cashiers process payments from customers purchasing goods and services.

Duties

Cashiers typically do the following:

  • Greet customers
  • Scan or register customers’ purchases
  • Accept payments from customers and give change and receipts
  • Bag or wrap customers’ purchases
  • Process returns and exchanges of merchandise
  • Answer customers’ questions and provide information about store policies
  • Help customers sign up for store rewards programs or credit cards
  • Count the money in their register at the beginning and end of each shift

In some establishments, cashiers have to check the age of their customers when selling age-restricted products, such as alcohol and tobacco. Some cashiers may have duties not directly related to sales and customer service, such as mopping floors, taking out the trash, and other custodial tasks. Others may stock shelves or mark prices on items.

Cashiers use scanners, registers, or calculators to process payments and returns or exchanges of merchandise.

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How To Become A Store Worker

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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Store Worker Demographics

Gender

Male

56.1%

Female

42.9%

Unknown

1.0%
Ethnicity

White

77.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

1.2%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.8%

German

12.8%

French

10.3%

Carrier

7.7%

Portuguese

2.6%

Vietnamese

2.6%

Armenian

2.6%

Russian

2.6%

Polish

2.6%

Thai

2.6%
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Store Worker Education

Schools

University of Maryland - University College

11.7%

University of Phoenix

8.5%

Community College of the Air Force

7.4%

Central Texas College

7.4%

University of Texas at El Paso

6.4%

Old Dominion University

5.3%

Michigan State University

4.3%

Ashford University

4.3%

Troy University

4.3%

Campbell University

4.3%

American InterContinental University

4.3%

Thomas Nelson Community College

4.3%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.3%

Weber State University

4.3%

Park University

3.2%

Northwest Florida State College

3.2%

San Diego Mesa College

3.2%

Rose State College

3.2%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

3.2%

Texas Tech University

3.2%
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Majors

Business

24.6%

Criminal Justice

10.5%

General Studies

9.3%

Computer Science

5.7%

Psychology

5.7%

Accounting

4.8%

Nursing

3.9%

Liberal Arts

3.3%

Management

3.3%

History

3.3%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Sociology

3.0%

Communication

2.7%

Kinesiology

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.4%

Biology

2.4%

English

2.4%

Finance

2.4%

Human Resources Management

2.4%

Supply Chain Management

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

36.8%

Bachelors

35.1%

Associate

15.7%

Certificate

4.8%

Masters

4.1%

Diploma

2.2%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.6%
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Top Skills for A Store Worker

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Top Store Worker Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Electric Pallet Jacks
  3. Commissary Patron
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • CASH ACCOUNTABILITY: Managed cash accountability, scheduling of cashiers to support traffic flow, and customer service support.
  • Used carts, fork lifts, and manual and electric pallet jacks to move items.
  • Affixed selling price labels generated by computer or hand written to the shelf for the commissary patrons to see.
  • Cut Deli meats and cheese for customers and made deli sandwiches.
  • Maintained adequate stock of products on shelves by replenishing products on shelves in a neat and presentable fashion.

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