Tellers

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  • Purpose: 50
  • Analytical: 48
  • Social: 38
  • Supported: 26
  • Creative: 7

What Tellers Do

Tellers are responsible for accurately processing routine transactions at a bank. These transactions include cashing checks, depositing money, and collecting loan payments.

Work Environment

Most tellers work in bank branches. About 1 in 4 worked part time in 2014.

How to Become a Teller

Most tellers have a high school diploma and receive about 1 month of on-the-job training. Some banks do background checks before hiring a new teller.

College Majors

Showing data from the American Community Survey for the following US Census occupation categories:

  • Tellers

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    Job Outlook

    Employment of tellers is projected to decline 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. Online banking and mobile applications should replace many of the job duties that tellers traditionally performed.

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    Job Trends for Tellers

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    This occupation supported 545,300 jobs in 2012 and 520,500 jobs in 2014, reflecting a decline of 4.5%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 1.0% in 2022 to 551,000 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 546,400, compared with an observed value of 520,500, 4.7% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to decrease by 7.3% in 2024 to 480,500 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 552,100 jobs for 2024, 14.9% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are much worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.