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.
Pancare of Florida Panama City, 32401
Admin/Clerical Front Office/ Receptionist PanCare of Florida has an immediate opening for a front office/ receptionist at our Freeport office. Must be able to multi task, have excellent customer service and telephone skills, be able to work well with others, and be a team player. If interested please email resume to ***** or fax to 850-872-4128. Pay DOE, Benefits available. PanCare i...
Halifax Media of NW Florida Panama City, 32402
Daily News Color.tif Admin/Clerical The Northwest Florida Daily News is looking for a full-time Receptionist/ Secretary The person in this postion must be organized, efficient, and able to deliver top-notch customer service. This associate works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, operating the switchboard, answering all incoming calls to the Daily News, assisting callers and directing th...
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Requirements Bose Corporation is looking for a Receptionist to join its team. The main responsibility of the position is to receive and direct in-coming calls through the main Bose phone number for employees, Sales, Engineering, Marketing and all other Bose business units. The average call volume per receptionist is approximately 150 per day. Phones are answered through a PC-based application. Add...
Job Description: Are you a professional receptionist looking to expand on your responsibilities? Do you recognize the importance of first impressions,whether face to face or over the phone? Do you have 2+ years of receptionist experience and a good work history? We are looking for that go-to ,can-do "Director of First Impressions." If you are the person that everyone goes to in a pinch, then you a...
NOW HIRING!!!! Receptionist/ Administrative support with experience in Escrow and Real Estate Industry preferred . This is an immediate opening for a 6 week position with the opportunity to fill a permanent position Responsibilities: Answer and direct incoming calls Maintain open and closed files; prepare new files as needed Process incoming and outgoing mail Provide administrative support various...
Is customer service your specialty? Do you strive to give every client 110% every time? Do you love the health and wellness or the day spa industry? Then we have a place for you here at TLC Day Spa. We are currently looking to fill a Friday and Saturday shift for a front desk receptionist, with the possibility for more hours in the future. Responsibilities include but are not limited to checking i...
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Medical Receptionist A state-of-the-art medical facility located in Anaheim is looking for professional, friendly, eager PART TIME Receptionist. Duties include, but not limited to, greeting and registering patients, collecting payments, verifying insurance, and scheduling follow ups. This is a very busy office that can have up to 300 patients a day. We are looking for candidates that can work in a...
Seeking well mannered, well groomed office manager and receptionist for veterinary clinic. Must understand the veterinary industry. Must be willing to fill in as a receptionist and help the technician. Minimum 2 years experience. Excellent writing skills and I.T. required. Provide prior employment history and references. One veterinarian, 3 employees. Family oriented....
Debra Miller, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend and Fort Wayne Divisions (hereinafter “Trustee”), is accepting applications from qualified individuals for employment as a Case Support/Data Entry/Receptionist in the Trustee’s office. The position is available immediately. This is NOT a federal job. The candidate must: 1. be able to quickly and accurately e...
Long Island luxury used car dealer is looking to hire an experienced automotive biller/receptionist ASAP! Dealer Track-DMS experience is preferred. Knowledge of DMV is a must. Pleasant speaking voice and the ability to multi task. General knowledge of Microsoft office is also preferred. Competitive salary. Please email your resume to *****...
Summary: This permanent fulltime position offers an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated healthcare professionals that pride themselves in providing quality patient care. The Front Office Receptionist performs a variety of general front office tasks and duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provide a strong commitment to patient care Answer the telephone Prepare, file, and mai...
Now interviewing for full time front office receptionist/administrative assistant with solid clerical skills for well established companies in Jefferson Parish. The ideal candidate will: be pleasant and outgoing have a stable school/work history have great phone and communication skills have solid data entry, administrative and computer skills be willing to work full time Pay is $9 - $10/hr Submit...
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We are looking for a Receptionist, who provides excellent customer service both internally and externally at our Novi headquarters. This position would be supporting both our building receptionist and call centers to manage the large volume of calls we receive during peak times of the day. In addition, handling other clerical projects as needed. Requirements Must be able to work part-time Monday-F...
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Job Description: Immediate need for a Receptionist and General Office clerk to assist in a busy Silicon Valley company. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in an office setting, specifically answering phones and general administrative support. Client is seeking a candidate with strong MS Office Skills as well. Immediate need! Temporary assignment! We are an equal employment opportun...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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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Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
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