A great day at work starts with arriving on time, meeting and greeting my customers, helping them with their transactions & any other banking needs, helping my co-workers with any issues that come up and finding correct solutions.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Balance currency, coin, and checks in cash drawers at ends of shifts and calculate daily transactions, using computers, calculators, or adding machines.
Receive checks and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy of deposit slips.
Monitor bank vaults to ensure cash balances are correct.
Cash checks and pay out money after verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds.
Count currency, coins, and checks received, by hand or using currency-counting machine, to prepare them for deposit or shipment to branch banks or the Federal Reserve Bank.
Level of Education Attained by Tellers
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (34%)
I enjoyed what I studied in college because doing my undergrad in something pretty open gave me a lot of room to think about what I would want to pursue in my grad school part of life. Whether it would be teaching, law, or an MBA, studying philosophy and religion gave me the room to think outside the box. However since I've been out of school for a bit, my honest opinion is to go where the money is. In today's world not a lot of people get jobs related to their majors! Medical and accounting all the way baby!
The most important first step for someone in high school looking to pursue my occupation is to make sure that this is what they want to do. You have to love what you want to pursue as a career because that is when you will be successful at it.
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