Tellers

What do they do?

Receive and pay out money. Keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institution's various transactions.

Also known as:

Account Representative, Bank Teller, Branch Operations Specialist, Customer Relationship Specialist, Customer Service Associate (CSA), Financial Services Representative (FSR), Member Services Representative, Personal Banking Representative, Roving Teller, Teller

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Tellers in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Tellers is projected to Decline 5 percent from 2016 to 2026

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -5.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #21 in job growth rate
  • 1,260

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Tellers:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Award of less than 1 academic year, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (1.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (15.1%)
  • Associate's degree (12.2%)
  • Some college, no degree (31.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (37.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.7%)

Percent of workers in this field

Colleges that Prepare

Best colleges for Tellers:

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Calculate financial data.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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