WHAT DO FAST FOOD CASHIERS DO?
Everyone loves french fries. Except people that are afraid of potatoes. If you're looking for a job in which you don't need experience and you get to give people something they love every day (except fryophobes), consider becoming a fast food cashier.
Fast food cashiers work at the registers and are the face of the company, taking orders, filling drinks, accepting payment and putting fast food orders together. Fast food cashiers also might be in charge of keeping their area neat and tidy, filling straws, napkins, utensils and condiments and wiping down drink stations.
HOW MUCH DO FAST FOOD CASHIERS MAKE?
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cashiers made a median income of $8.89 per hour in 2010.
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
Most cashier jobs do not require a high school diploma, although a high school diploma is preferred. In most places, you will receive training on the job.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Basic Mathematics: You will be handling money for customers and taking stock of supplies. the ability to add and subtract quickly is necessary.
- Customer Service Skills: you will often be speaking directly to the customer. Good listening skills, speaking and communicating calmly, effectively and in a friendly manner, and patience will serve you well.
- Stamina: Clerks often stand for long periods of time and are required to lift heavy objects.
- Flexibility: You might be asked to work nights, weekends and extended hours. Having a flexible schedule is key.
CAREER PATHS FOR FAST FOOD CASHIERS
THE FUTURE OF FAST FOOD CASHIERS
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fast food cashier jobs will grow on pace with the national average between 2010 and 2020, about 15%.