Bank Teller

Career Overview

Career Overview

$32,620
median nationwide salary
432,500
jobs in 2020
0%
growth in the next ten years
List item iconTake cash, checks, debit cards, and other payment forms from customers.
List item icon Answer account-related questions for customers.
List item icon Prepare specialized types of funds for customers, including savings bonds, traveler’s checks, and money orders.
List item iconPlace customer orders for checks and bank cards.
List item iconElectronically record every transaction during their shift.
List item icon Count their cash drawer at the end of their shift and reconcile to the beginning balance.

What It Takes

Bank Tellers require a great deal of people skills as they are usually the first person a customer sees for banking business. Bank tellers cash checks, accept deposits, and process account withdrawals so attention to detail is required.

A Mathematical Mind

Because they count and handle large amounts of money, tellers must be good at arithmetic.

Customer-service

Tellers spend their day interacting with bank customers. They must be friendly, helpful, and patient. They must be able to understand customer needs and explain service options to their customers.

Detail oriented

Tellers must be sure not to make errors when dealing with customers’ money.

Independent

Being independent is important because you my work alone more than with a team. 

Career Progression

Career Progression

Step 1
high school diploma or equivalent
Step 2
On the job training
Step 3
Become head tellers
Step 4
Other supervisory positions
Step 5
Move to Loan Officer

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Logo for The National Bank of Indianapolis is the largest, locally owned, national bank in greater Indianapolis. Since opening our doors in 1993, we have grown from 18 employees to over 330 service-minded professionals. Serving Indianapolis is our privilege!
The National Bank of Indianapolis is the largest, locally owned, national bank in greater Indianapolis. Since opening our doors in 1993, we have grown from 18 employees to over 330 service-minded professionals. Serving Indianapolis is our privilege!
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Success Takes Direction: Via Credit Union serves the financially related needs of our diverse membership.
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