Bank Teller


Bank tellers handle many of the customers that come into a bank. They have duties such as accepting deposits and cashing checks. A teller's duties begin before the bank opens and end after the bank closes.

Working Conditions

Tellers work mostly during the day. Many work part time with flexible hours. Many banks are being placed in grocery stores and shopping malls.


Bank tellers generally earn between $13,000 and $23,000 per year.

Helpful Skills and Subjects to Study

Bank tellers should be accurate and pay attention to details. They also must be friendly and courteous. Fluency in a second language is often desired in metropolitan areas. Classes which are helpful include English, mathematics, bookkeeping and foreign languages.

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Education & Training

A high school diploma or equivalent is usually all that's required. There is usually a week of formal classroom training as well as weeks of on-the-job training.

Job Outlook

Employment of bank tellers is expected to decrease, but since there are so many workers, there will still be openings from turnover. Those willing to take part-time jobs will find more opportunities.

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