Take payments from customers in exchange for goods and services.

What does a Cashier do?

Businesses of all types from banks to grocery stores and movie theaters need cashiers to process customer payments. As a cashier you’re often one of, or the only, point of contact for your company in interacting with the public. Because of this, good customer service skills are important, as is the ability to troubleshoot conflicts.

Basic mathematical skills are necessary to be able to count money and return the correct change. You also need to be familiar with different payment types such as cash, checks, credit cards, coupons, and money orders among others. Most cashier positions don’t require a degree but this depends on the type of business.