Employment of cashiers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. While retail sales are expected to increase over the next decade, employment growth of cashiers should be limited due to advances in technology, such as self-service checkout stands in retail stores and increasing online sales.
Job opportunities should be very good, primarily because of the need to replace the large number of workers who leave the occupation each year.
Historically, workers under the age of 25 have filled many of the openings for cashiers. In 2014, nearly half of all cashiers were 24 years old or younger.
Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24
Total, all occupations
Retail sales workers
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program