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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Cashiers *
 
Cashiers
(O*NET 41-2011.00, SOC 41-2011)
What they do
Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.
 
Also called:
Cage Cashier, Cashier, Center Aisle Cashier, Central Aisle Cashier, Checker, Customer Assistant, Mutuel Clerk, Sales Associate, Toll Collector, Visitor Service Associate
 
 
Wages
Vermont - 2018
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 10.69   $22,220  
25% $ 11.02   $22,910  
Median $ 11.57   $24,060  
75% $ 12.29   $25,570  
90% $ 14.65   $30,480  
 
Average $ 12.18   $25,330  
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Industries of Employment
United States - 2016
IndustryPercent of total
  • Food and beverage stores
28%
  • General merchandise stores
19%
  • Gasoline stations
17%
  • Food services and drinking places
10%
  • Health and personal care stores
6%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Clerical
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Self Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
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Projected Employment
 Vermont
2016 employment 9,934
2026 employment 9,558
Annual percent change
(compounded)
-0.4%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
1,770
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    No work experience
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Less than 1 month on-the-job training
Based on BLS Education and Training Classifications
 
Job Zone
Some Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (4.0 to < 6.0) - A typical worker will require over 3 months up to and including 1 year of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   0%
Associate's degree   0%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  1%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  68%
Less than high school diploma   30%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
  • Process sales or other transactions.
  • Answer customer questions about goods or services.
  • Explain technical product or service information to customers.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits.
  • Answer customers' questions, and provide information on procedures or policies.
  • Help customers find the location of products.
  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Greet customers entering establishments.
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