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 $12.03 in May 2020.
Employment of cashiers is projected to decline 7 percent from 2019 to 2029. Advances in technology, such as self-service checkout stands in retail stores and increasing online sales, will reduce the need for cashiers.
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