We surveyed 7,760 tellers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical teller. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a teller?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a teller?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a teller 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 teller?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do tellers work full-time or part-time?

63% of tellers work in full-time roles while 37% work part-time.

Is being a teller stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst tellers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a teller?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for tellers, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for tellers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for tellers.

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

Low

High

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

Are tellers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Tellers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do tellers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Tellers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a teller physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a tellers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are tellers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a teller require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail is a vital skill for tellers, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.

Does being a good teller require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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