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Career and Education Opportunities for Bank Tellers

In general, bank tellers receive and pay out money. They also keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institution's various transactions.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Bank Teller career.


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Bank Teller video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Bank tellers cash checks and pay out money after verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds. They also receive checks and cash for deposit and check precision of deposit slips. Equally important, bank tellers have to count currency and checks received, by hand or using currency-counting machines, to ready them for deposit or shipment to branch banks or the Federal Reserve Bank. They are often called upon to balance currency and checks in cash drawers at ends of shifts, and calculate daily transactions using computers or adding machines. They are expected to examine checks for endorsements and to confirm other data such as dates, bank names, identification of the persons receiving payments and the legality of the documents. Finally, bank tellers identify transaction mistakes when debits and credits do not balance.

Every day, bank tellers are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment.