Receptionist Job Overview
Receptionists create the first impression at many types of businesses. They answer phones, transfer calls, take messages, greet visitors or customers, and offer refreshments to guests. In some organizations, they also do administrative tasks such scheduling, typing, copying, filing, handling travel details, restocking kitchen supplies and sorting mail.
Receptionist Job Types
Medical receptionists work in a healthcare setting where they greet patients, collect insurance information and schedule appointments.
Corporate receptionists welcome visitors. They may also book company conference rooms, answer phones and handle secretarial work.
Beauty salon receptionists work at a front desk where they book appointments, greet and direct customers, and collect payments.
A government receptionist’s job often centers on verifying visitors’ identities. They issue temporary identification cards and call officials to let them know they have guests.
Receptionists who work in a transit facility answer passengers’ questions about departures, arrivals and local amenities.
You can typically land receptionist work with a high school diploma or GED, followed by on-the-job training. Having experience with word processing and spreadsheets will help you find receptionist employment.
Receptionist Job Market
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts receptionist jobs will grow 24 percent from 2010 to 2020 -- faster than most occupations. While some companies now go without a receptionist, most continue to have a receptionist working the front desk and greeting guests in person. Plenty of new receptionist jobs open up because it’s an entry-level position from which people move up relatively quickly. Most growth in receptionist job opportunities will happen in healthcare settings, including doctors’ and dentists’ offices and elder-care facilities, the BLS says.
The average receptionist salary was $26,730 in May 2011, according to the BLS. The highest mean salary was earned by receptionists working in dental offices: $30,380.
The Secretary/Receptionist is responsible for greeting the public at PCBH, answer incoming calls, and providing secretarial support. The successful candidate will work every third weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 2 week night shifts from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. shift per week. Flexibility to work additional shifts strongly preferred. Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital is an 80 bed facility ser...
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in South Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced receptionist/administrative assistant candidate to work in the South Florida office. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree, strong communication skills, proficient using Microsoft Office, and excellent organizational and time management skills. Salary is between $30,000 - $35,000 depending on exp...
RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATVE Jobs - Newport Beach, CA Searching for Part Time/Full Time Administrative Assistants AND Receptionists This is a creative promotions, strategic partnerships and proprietary products company. Qualified candidates MUST have a High School Diploma, B.A. degree preferred. Stability with job history and be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism. We are look...
RECEPTIONIST FT Rheumatology group. Skilled in computer. NextGen a plus. Benefits available. Reply to: *****...
RECEPTIONIST for busy office. Phones, excellent customer, light bookkeeping, experience preferred. Engish/Creole preferred. Email resume: *****...
Customer Service/ Receptionist Global Technical Recruiters is currently seeking an entry level front-desk receptionist for our high volume application branch. For the past 12 years GTR has been Northeast Ohio’s leading resource for employment. Companies rely on GTR’s recruiting expertise to find top candidates for their open positions; job seekers apply with GTR to get connected with the best co...
Responsibilities: · Answers incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of callers, and forwards calls to the appropriate person or department. · Answers questions about organization and provides callers with address, directions, phone/fax numbers, and other information. · Process incoming and outgoing mail (overnights). Deliver mail to personnel. · Retrieves and routes incoming faxes. · G...
Company: Yoh Education Training Specialist needed for a long term contract opportunity with SAP America located in Newtown Square, PA. Company Overview: SAP was founded in 1972 and is today one of the world's largest independent business software providers and one of the three largest independent software companies based on market capitalization. Top Skills You Should Possess: - Advanced MS O...
Colfax Fluid Handling, located in Monroe, NC, is searching for a Receptionist/HR Assistant. In this role you will serve visitors and callers by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately. Additionally, you will maintain security systems by monitoring logbook and issuing badges, support the efficient operation of the HR department by coordinating and delivering a diverse range of human r...
We have several employers in the San Antonio area looking for qualified, dependable and professional receptionists & administrative assistants. Requirements: *Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, & Outlook) *Have reliable transportation *At least 2 yrs of recent & relevant experience working in an office setting *Bilingual a plus! *Great customer service skills If you are...
Description Obtain patient demographic information, obtain insurance information, verify insurance benefits, obtain authorizations, collect monies due from patients, obtain signatures on applicable forms. Qualifications Previous registration/collection experience; computer literate; customer service background....
Description SUMMARY: Performs duties necessary to maintain imaging records, reports, and film files. This includes clerical tasks such as writing, filing, and typing. Assists physicians and others in locating radiologic records. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are represent...
Description The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position answers the telephone and either responds to inquiry, directs caller to appropriate personnel, or initiates a triage email for response by medical personnel. Schedules app...
This HireStrategy client is a technical services company and has been recognized among the “Best Places to Work” and “Fastest Growing” company within their industry. They are currently seeking a Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to perform front-desk responsibilities and employee administrative support! Responsibilities: ·Utilize customer service skills in greeting and assisting v...
Receptionist We’re looking for a candidate who can multi task, has extraordinary organizational skills and is always aware of the key role they play in the experience of every resident, associate, caller and guest. As you know, there’s only one chance to make a first impression. This is a fact we don’t take lightly. That’s why it’s so important to us to hire a true team player who likes the chall...
A direct-hire Receptionist job is available with a well-established global law firm in downtown Washington, D.C. Your one year of professional office experience is required. If selected, you will enjoy an extensive benefits package, including tuition reimbursement. If you’re looking to gain valuable professional experience in a law firm, this might be the ideal opportunity for you. Receptionist J...
Receptionist - Main Campus Part-time receptionist needed to answers multiple incoming phone lines, using proper telephone etiquette, and direct calls to the appropriate individual or department or take phone messages. Candidate will greet continuous flow of visitors and patients and direct them in the prescribed manner. Requirements:Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with a di...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Exciting Local Opportunity ? Fast Paced Environment ? Stable Industry ? Great Pay to $37K Receptionist Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Receptionist Job Duties: Welcomes visitors by gre...
Daily Job Duties will be: Receptionist/Assistant Manager at a mobile home community. Review resident files for completion - update leases and other missing items and enter data into property management software. Property management software used is Rent Manager, and it is easy to learn. Assess the condition of the park regularly and bring any concerns to the attention of district manager and wo...
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Receptionist/ Errand Runner F/T. Must have own vehicle w/ current insurance coverage (mileage reimbursed) for errands. Multiple phone lines; computer literate; some typing; professional appearance; friendly & pleasant. Wage DOE. Send resume to: Human Resources, c/o Appeal-Democrat Box 334, 1530 Ellis Lake Dr. Marysville, CA 95901 This ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Answers inquiries and obtains information for general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties; provides information regarding activities conducted at establishment; location of departments, offices, and employees within organization.
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Attention to Detail
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries; provides information about establishment such as location of departments or offices; employees within the organization, or services provided.
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