Cashiers held about 3.4 million jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most cashiers were as follows:
Other general merchandise stores
Restaurants and other eating places
Most cashiers work in retail establishments such as grocery stores, gasoline stations, and other general merchandise stores.
The work is often repetitive, and cashiers spend most of their time standing behind counters or checkout stands. Dealing with dissatisfied customers can be stressful.
Cashier work hours vary by employer, and sometimes require them to work during weekends and holidays. Some cashiers employed in establishments that operate 24 hours a day, such as gasoline stations, work overnight shifts. Part-time work is common.
Employers may restrict the use of time off from Thanksgiving through early January because that is the busiest time of year for most retailers.