Bank tellers are responsible for quickly and accurately processing routine transactions that customers conduct at banks. Routine transactions include cashing checks and making deposits, loan payments, and withdrawals.TCC programs that are right for you:Business Management and Accounting Programs
Tellers work in banks, and their positions require continual communication with customers, repetitive tasks, and a high level of attention to security. Tellers may also stand or work in a confined space for long periods of time.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of tellers is projected to experience little or no change, growing 1 percent between 2010 and 2020. Past job growth for tellers was driven by a rapid expansion of bank branches, where most tellers work. However, the growth of bank branches is expected to slow because of both changes to the industry and the fact that certain areas now have an abundance of banks. Additionally, online and mobile banking allows customers to handle many of the same transactions as tellers do. As more people use online banking, fewer bank customers will visit the teller window. This will result in decreased demand for tellers.
Career information courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.