We surveyed 30,175 cashiers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical cashier. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a cashier?

Low

High

Working as a cashier typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a cashier?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a cashier typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a cashier?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a cashier. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for cashiers.

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Do cashiers work full-time or part-time?

23% of cashiers work in full-time roles while 77% work part-time.

Is being a cashier stressful?

Low

High

Cashiers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a cashier?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a cashier.

Does being a cashier require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for cashiers.

Are cashiers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Cashiers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Is being a cashier physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a cashiers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are cashiers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Cashiers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a cashier require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a cashier.

Does being a good cashier require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as cashiers.