Cashiers process payments from customers purchasing goods and services.
Most cashiers work in retail establishments such as grocery stores, gasoline stations, and other general merchandise stores.
Cashiers are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements to become a cashier.
The median hourly wage for cashiers was $9.28 in May 2015.
Employment of cashiers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Advances in technology, such as self-service checkout stands in retail stores and increasing online sales, will continue to limit the need for cashiers.
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