The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is a powerful tool for career counseling. Since its initial release in the first half of the 20th century, the Strong Interest Inventory Assessment has helped thousands of people all over the world leverage insights about their personal preferences to find careers that are a good fit for them. The Strong Interest Inventory is unique because it compares individuals’ survey responses to a database of responses from professionals already working in hundreds of different careers. It then uses this analysis to direct job seekers to individual careers as well as to one or more of six different categories of careers. These categories are: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Collectively, these are sometimes referred to as the “RIASEC Hexagon.” Careers in each category share certain characteristics. For example, Conventional careers typically involve attention to detail, organization, and procedure, and they tend to attract people who thrive in highly structured environments.

Gambling Change Persons, sometimes called Booth Cashiers or Casino Cashiers, are one example of a Conventional career. Gambling Change Persons are typically stationed in casinos near slot machines or poker tables. They are responsible for giving patrons coins, tokens, or chips in exchange for money when they arrive at the casino and exchanging these items for currency when they are ready to leave the establishment. Transactions may be done using cash or cards, and they may even involve converting currency, especially in tourist areas such as Las Vegas or close to international borders like Niagara Falls. Gambling Change Persons also issue payoffs, which may include obtaining relevant signatures or calculating the value of chips that players win or lose. If their casino offers house credit accounts, Gambling Change Persons may need to establish, manage, or answer questions relating to those accounts.

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In addition to interfacing directly with customers, Gambling Change Persons are responsible for keeping accurate records of all exchanges. These records may include obtaining, filing, and organizing the relevant authorization forms, receiving customer signatures; reconciling transactions; and balancing the books. In some cases, Gambling Change Persons may need to explain circumstances to supervisors, auditors, accountants, or other stakeholders involved in the casino. Additional duties may include counting money, auditing money drawers, and verifying patrons’ age and eligibility to participate in casino activities based on local regulations. It is also important for Gambling Change Persons to stay aware of their surroundings in general. Some alerts are innocuous and normal, such as jackpot alarms indicating a payoff. However, Gambling Change Persons should also maintain the security of their booth (i.e., locking the door, securing electronics, etc.), especially since people often see casinos as places where they can get away with inappropriate behavior or crimes. Additional factors to be aware of are any machines that need minor repairs (e.g., clearing coin jams) or any significant or urgent cleaning that the janitorial staff needs to handle.

The vast majority of Gambling Change Persons – 96%, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics – hold a high school diploma. The remainder may have earned a postsecondary certificate or completed college without a degree. Most of the skills and daily tasks involved in this career are learned on the job. For instance, familiarity with standard office software, such as Microsoft Office Suite, is very important. Current professionals also note the value of detail orientation and accuracy and the ability to constantly interface with others, including customers, coworkers, and supervisors. Moreover, crisis management and mitigation are essential since Gambling Change Persons may need to handle patrons who are distraught over losing large amounts of money. Furthermore, casino audits can result in expensive fines if bookkeeping discrepancies are found.

The median salary for Gambling Change Persons in the United States is $13.75 per hour, which comes to $28,600 annually, with the top 10% of earners still earning under $38,000 per year. That said, there is some geographic variation; the median in Oklahoma is just $22,000, while the median in Arizona and Florida is closer to $27,000. The employment rate is also a factor when weighing career options. As of 2020, there were 14,700 Gambling Change Persons employed in the US, with a projected growth much faster than average. Estimates forecast an additional 3,200 job openings by 2030, an increase of over 15%.

Below are some employment trends for Gambling Change Persons:

  • Median Salary: $28,600 annually
  • Employment: 3,200 employees
  • Projected growth (2020-2030): Much faster than average (> 15%)
  • Projected job openings (2020-2030): 3,200
[Information retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2018-2028 employment projections]


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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2018-2028 employment projections