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.
How to Become a Cashier
Cashiers are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements to become a cashier.
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.
This occupation supported 3,338,900 jobs in 2012 and 3,424,200 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 2.6%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 2.6% in 2022 to 3,425,400 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 3,356,200, compared with an observed value of 3,424,200, 2.0% higher than expected. This indicates current employment trends are better than the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 2.0% in 2024 to 3,491,100 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 3,442,700 jobs for 2024, 1.4% lower than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trend within this occupation.