Employment of cashiers is expected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Retail sales are expected to grow, leading to increased need for cashiers over the projections decade. However, employment growth will be limited by advances in technology, such as a rise in the number of self-service checkout stands in retail stores and increasing online sales that may decrease the need for cashiers.
Job opportunities should be good because of the need to replace the large number of workers who leave the occupation for a variety of reasons each year.
Historically, workers under the age of 25 have filled many of the openings for cashiers. In 2010, about 46 percent of all cashiers were 24 years old or younger.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition