MBTI® Test ESFJ Tellers

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Enterprising (CE) (GOT)     

ESFJ Myers-Briggs® Test Personality Types (MBTI®) tend to be organized, conscientious and cooperative individuals. Knowing what your MBTI test personality ­type characteristics are and what you can potentially bring to the table can assist you in finding a career that you will find enjoyable. Some of the more popular entry level ESFJ careers include tellers that attract employees who are practical, realistic, and down-to-earth. They enjoy engaging with others to accomplish tasks in a timely fashion. These are important aspects of the Extraverted-Sensing-Feeling-Judging (ESFJ) Myers-Briggs personality types.

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Individuals in teller ESFJ careers find themselves handling currency transactions and performing other related tasks face to face with customers within various financial institutions. These tasks can include counting currency, coins, and checks received, by hand or using currency-counting machines, to prepare them for deposit or shipment to branch banks or the Federal Reserve Bank. Tellers examine checks for endorsements and to verify other information such as dates, bank names, identification of the persons receiving payments and the legality of the documents. They spend a fair amount of their time cashing checks and paying out money after verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds. Tellers also order supplies of cash to meet daily needs. Similarly, they receive and count daily inventories of cash, drafts, and travelers’ checks.

Tellers utilize a variety of tools and technologies to complete their daily tasks. Check endorsing machines, mainframe consoles, money counting machines, and multi function printers are all utilized on a daily basis. Various computer software is also used including accounting software such as Information Technology Incorporated Premium Teller, document management software like Hyland Software OnBase, Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software like Jack Henry & Associates Vertex as well as spreadsheet and email management software like Microsoft Excel and Outlook.

Some of the areas of knowledge that are important for a career as a teller include customer and personal service, mathematics, computers and electronics, clerical, as well as economics and accounting. Certain skills are also very important for these ESFJ careers, including the ability to listen actively, convey information to others effectively, pay strong attention to details, and have sound decision making and situational judgment skills.

Those looking to enter the teller career will generally require a high school diploma as well as a few months of on-the-job training. An occupation as a teller is beneficial for an ESFJ personality type as it is an area where the ESFJ can naturally utilize their strengths and be appreciated for their contributions.

Below are some employment trends for Tellers:

  • Median wage: $12.38 hourly, $25,760 annually
  • Employment: 545,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 259,800


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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
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