MBTI® Test ISFP Cashiers

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

According to Hammer (1996), Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving (ISFP) personality types do well in a broad range of careers, especially where they can focus on “practical work with a tangible outcome”. They also tend to enjoy working around people, to stay motivated and provide direction. These factors make ISFP’s well-suited in careers as cashiers.

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ISFP careers as Cashiers are responsible for processing money in many different establishments. They receive payments (via cash, check, credit or debit cards, or other vouchers), process items or services for sale, and then issue receipts or proofs of sale. In some cases, they may also assist customers in locating items or in providing other forms of customer service, such as managing exchanges or returns, negotiating complaints, and conducting price checks. Cashiers often have additional responsibilities in their place of work, which may include restocking or organizing shelves, wrapping gifts or preparing packages for shipment, maintaining non-monetary records, or providing carry-out services, especially for the elderly.

In order to complete these tasks, cashiers need to be able to use many different kinds of tools and technology. The most common are bar code reading hardware, conveyor belts, cash registers, and food scales, since they are common in every grocery store. In addition, they may need to use calculators, credit card readers, personal computers, and ticket dispensing machines. Because the particular tools needed vary somewhat across different organizations, cashiers need to be able to learn effectively on the job as well. In addition, cashiers may need to learn how to use accounting or book keeping software, database software such as ReliaSoft Prism, as well as Microsoft Office Suite. Again, there may be some variation among different companies, so cashiers need to be able to adapt to the needs of their employer.

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In order to be successful in ISFP careers as cashiers, candidates need to have a knack for customer and personal service, in addition to a basic knowledge of math and English. Some employers may also have a preference for people who can speak other languages as well, since being able to communicate successful and politely is so important for a cashier. Cashiers also need to be physically able to stand for several hours during a shift, and to help customers lift potentially heavy items. Being a cashier involves little to no preparation – a high school diploma or GED may be necessary or preferred, but most of the time they are not.

Below are some employment trends for cashiers.

  • Median wage: $11.37 hourly, $23,650 annually
  • Employment: 3,648,500 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Decline (-2% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 661,300

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ISFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ISFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Bill and Account Collector, Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, Cashier,Medical Transcriptionist, Nursing Assistant, Packaging & Filling Machine Operators, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Aide, Procurement Clerk, and Team Assembler.

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

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)