I am responsible for the day to day operations of a retail bank.
A great day at work starts with opening the branch and getting it ready to open to the customers. We have to open the vaults, make sure we have everything we need to run for the day. We then have a morning meeting to make sure that we have a plan for the day. Once the plan is in place we open the doors to our customers. We greet all our customers throughout the day and take care of their banking needs. When the day is done we close our doors, secure all the money and paperwork and lock up.
Here's the first step for high school students
Complete your education and focus on your language skills and math. It is very true that these skills follow you throughout your life. If you desire to you can go to college, however, in retail banking it is not necessary. You can work hard and move up through the many roles to become a branch manager or any of the other opportunities within the bank.
"You aren't going to make as much money working in a bank and you have to work weekends so why would you do it?"