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.
LegalSource is looking for a temporary legal assistant/front desk receptionist for a one week assignment with a great firm in New Haven. The successful candidate will have experience with a multi line phone system, outlook express, set up meetings in conference room, greet incoming clients and general office support. Position starts April 4th-April 11th. The hourly rate is 13.75 - 14.50 per hour....
It’s a great day at Team Work Ready! ABOUT US Team Work Ready manages a variety of treatment facilities that provide quality medical rehabilitation services by qualified, capable, and caring medical professionals to all injured individuals but with a concentration on federal workers who have been injured on the job. JOB DESCRIPTION Team Work Ready is seeking an OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR with experience...
Receptionist / Customer Service We are seeking a receptionist / customer service rep for a new opportunity at an Financial firm in Brighton. We need someone who will make a great impression as the first point of contact at this busy office. The receptionist will greet, welcome, and direct visitors appropriately, notify company personnel of visitor arrival and maintain the security and telecommunic...
Director of First Impressions and Customer Service Trainee BIG SHOES to fill! We have recently promoted the best Receptionist we have ever had in the over 50 years of our amazing family-owned business. We are fast growing, a little bit crazy, have tons going on and we have been known to have a little fun while we provide World Class service to our clients. Aircom Manufacturing and Medivative Techn...
Receptionist / Front Office Coordinator About the Job Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation is seeking a fulltime highly skilled Receptionist/Front Office Coordinator. Our ideal candidate must be hard working problem solver who pays attention to details and have a positive, service-oriented attitude. You will be instrumental to the continued success of our business by supporting administration,...
Our client is seeking a Full Time Receptionist for their busy doctor's office. Greet patients, answer phones and handle other administrative tasks. Experience with billing and payment posting is a plus. Bilingual is also a plus. Salary based upon experience. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) (M/F/D/V) No Telephone calls, please. We apologize, but due to the volume of resumes received, we will conta...
Our Dallas, TX client is seeking a Bilingual Receptionist on a contract to possible hire basis. Responsibilities: Greet all visitors with a friendly and professional attitude Responsible for collecting and organizing all employee credit card receipts Answer multi-line phone system Draft and edit company documents/emails Treat clients, staff, vendors, and applicants with respect and a professional...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office. Responsible for maintain medical records, including scanning patient records into Electronic Medical Record system. Also assists office as needed by greeting and directing patients and visitors. Answering the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls. Scheduling appointments in computeriz...
Job Description: Do you thrive in a busy environment? Are you a "people person"? This could be an exceptional opportunity for you. This dynamic organization is looking for a professional first impression specialist. Will be using Word and Excel for special projects. Terrific opportunity to move ahead. Bilingual Spanish a plus. will require excellent phone and customer service skills. We are an equ...
Job Description: Company in the West L.A. area is looking for someone that can keep up in a fast-paced and high energy office. Tons of room for growth for people that take pride in their work. As the Front Desk Receptionist you will be the face of the office and will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the front desk, answering and screening phone calls, welcoming and greeting clie...
Job Description: Receptionist Job Duties: ?Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. ?Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; giving instructions. ?Maintains security by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges. ?Maintains telecommunication system by following manufacturer's instructions...
Performance Tasks Include: Open/close office each business day; Answer multi-line telephone system, servicing multiple companies within the same office space, in a timely fashion, routing and/or relaying messages to appropriate people as needed; Maintain office organized and clean; Maintain inventory of office supplies; Document preparation and distribution, client contact, and other administrativ...
Job Description: This $30-$35K Receptionist Position Features: ? Great Working Environment ? Works Independently ? Great Incentives ? Great Pay to $35K Immediate need for $30K-$35K receptionist seeking great working environment, works independently and great incentives. Good communication skills, telephone skills and basic computer skills and outgoing personality will be keys to success in this dy...
Job Description: This is a great role for someone who thrives on being on the positive side of every day. Successful firm in Irvine seeks a goal-driven Front Office Receptionist to support a busy front Desk. This is a dynamic workplace, and the right candidate will provide important support to a management team as well as presenting a professional face for the company to the diverse client?le pass...
Job Description: If you?re looking for competitive salary, opportunity for advancement and direct deposit then this could be the position for you. Stable Mortgage Brokerage is aggressively seeking a receptionist in south bay up $14 an hour who demonstrates high energy, effective interpersonal communication and an outgoing and friendly personality. Will be responsible for answering multi-line phone...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Room For Growth ? Excellent Benefits ? Hands On Training ? Great Pay to $45K Immediate need for receptionist seeking room for growth, excellent benefits and hands on training. Ability to type 45 wpm, advanced excel/word user and being punctual,hard working will be keys to success in this prestigious, stable organization. Will be responsible f...
Job Description: At this time we are looking to hire an EXPERIENCED RECEPTIONIST. Responsibilities will include meeting and greeting customers and visitors at the branch, handling busy phones, and light data entry. Must be well spoken, organized, polite, and extremely customer service oriented Computer proficiency (Excel, Word) and the ability to do spreadsheets and related office experience is a...
Job Description: Do you love answering the phones? Do you like to meet and greet visitors? Do you have at least 2-4 recent work experience as a Receptionist? If so, please read on! I am seeking a outgoing receptionist to handle a busy reception area. Must be able to multi task and have a smile as you answer the phone. Will be greeting visitors and preparing the conference room with coffee and wate...
Job Description: High Profile Administrative position available with a large fast paced Manufacturing/Construction company. Must have 2-5 years experience working as an administrative assistant or receptionist with heavy phones. Will be answering phones, typing up all bids and proposal so experience in construction environment is necessary, greeting clients, creating spreadsheets to track client o...
Job Description: This Receptionist - Spanish Bilingual In TAFT Position Features: ? Flexible Part-time hours ? Could potentially turn into a permanent job ? Casual Fridays Local Apartment Complex is looking for a Receptionist to work Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected v...
Administrative Positions Open. Hiring Now - Apply Today!
New Local Receptionist Jobs Available Now
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Up to $47/hr Part-Time Job Openings. Free Schedule, No Scam. Start Now
Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!
Answers for Receptionist Jobs
Questions & Answers Powered by Yahoo! Answers
Hi there, im a 17 year old who is looking for a part time or full time receptionist job around the brighton/bentleigh area. I am very reliable and well presented. Is there any one who knows some where...
How often are employers willing to train someone to be a receptionist? I have no experience in this particular field but I've worked in a restaurant and A retail store (Fashion Bug).
Receptionist jobs HELP?
Im trying to get a job as a receptionist, but I have no skills/training. I do have 5 years of customer service skills, and 1 year of phone answering/organization skills. I applied for many jobs, but n...
Administrative assistant/receptionist--slow moving job w/ a lot of downtime?
Of those of you who work as an admin assist/receptionist, how busy are you during the way? How do you spend your time? Is there a lot of downtime where you don't have any actual work and must occupy...
Vet receptionist job. how will i be trained?
I know this is in the wrong area but so far no luck in the right ones. I have an interview on Monday. If I get the job how will they train me? I'm really nervous cuz iv never been in that type of...
Administrative Career Tools
$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
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.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
Popular Receptionist Articles
Sample Resume for a Receptionist
Does your resume answer the call when it comes to conveying your skills? Check out this sample to see how to make the most of your experience.
Receptionist Interview Questions
Do you have a receptionist job interview coming up? Make sure you're ready by rehearsing answers to the sample interview questions on this list.
Medical Office Receptionist Interview Questions
Are you interviewing for a medical office receptionist job? Make sure you're ready by preparing answers to these sample interview questions.
Administrative & Support Career Advice
Browse our library of admin career advice for tips on finding a job, writing your resume, getting ahead, dealing with workplace issues and more.
Job Interview Information
Do you have an interview coming up? Get all the advice you'll need to ace it by checking out our complete library of job interview resources.