What Does A Cashier Do?

Cashiers assist customers by taking their payments. Elizabeth, the cashier featured in the video, works for a utility company.

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How Do I Become A Cashier?

A high school diploma or equivalent may be necessary to obtain this position.

What is the Average Salary For A Cashier?

High – 14.00/hour
Median – 10.00/hour
Low – 8.00/hour

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Cashier?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Cashier?

A cashier can work in any business where payments are being made such as a retail or grocery store, utility company, or gas station. This may require night and weekend work, and it may require that a person stand for long periods of time. Also, it is common for cashiers to work part-time.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Cashier?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada