Sample 1 - State of California

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Cashiers
(SOC Code : 41-2011)
in California

Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. Usually involves use of electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. Often involved in processing credit or debit card transactions and validating checks.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$11.45$9.00$9.94$12.49

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 2020342,500407,10064,60018.922,000

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Grocery Stores 16,11130.2%
Gasoline Stations 8,70310.1%
Health and Personal Care Stores 18,0627.4%
Other General Merchandise Stores 5,1865.3%
Clothing Stores 24,6483.8%
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 18,2033.4%
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores 9,9173.1%
Specialty Food Stores 8,4752.4%
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 5,7622.0%
Sporting Goods/Musical Instrument Stores13,0601.7%
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,6041.2%
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 17,1901.0%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits.
Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
Assist customers by providing information and resolving their complaints.
Establish or identify prices of goods, services or admission, and tabulate bills using calculators, cash registers, or optical price scanners.
Greet customers entering establishments.
Answer customers` questions, and provide information on procedures or policies.
Sell tickets and other items to customers.
Process merchandise returns and exchanges.
Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas and complete other general cleaning duties, such as mopping floors and emptying trash cans.
Stock shelves, and mark prices on shelves and items.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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Alternate Titles
Admissions Gate Attendants; Central Aisle Cashiers; Checkers; Clerks; Customer Assistants; Customer Service Representatives (CSR); Sales Associates; Toll Collectors
 
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