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.
Title: Administrative Front Office / Receptionist Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for an experienced Administrative Front Office individual in the TWINSBURG area. This is a temporary position to last approximately 3 months. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! This clerical position will be responsible for supporting the office services functio...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33130
Receptionist for personal injury law firm in downtown Miami. Full time position, experience required. Ideal candidate must speak Spanish. One parking space is included. Starting salary between $10 - $12 / hour....
America’s Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc that currently operates retail optical stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia. With over 370 locations across the country, and forty stores being added annually, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves e...
Small but fast-paced law firm seeks receptionist/legal assistant. Spanish-speaking is a must. Job duties include but are not limited to: answering phones, routing calls, client intakes, setting up personal injury files and sending legal correspondence. Ideal candidate will have a degree from a paralegal program and experience working in a law firm setting. Candidate should also possess analytic sk...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10022
A Litigation Firm seeks a highly organized and motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills to work at reception from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. Reception is the initial interface and a vital component of the firm. A Receptionist’s goal is to ensure clients have a superior customer service experience. They are responsible for overall front...
Busy Oral & Maxillofacial surgery group is recruiting for a part time front desk receptionist/scheduler that could rotate between three offices in Toledo and Bowling Green, Ohio. Oral surgery or dental office experience preferred. The ideal candidate will be client focused, motivated, pleasant, and detailed oriented, possess exceptional organization skills, and have a strong background in working...
The American Institute of Gastric Banding (AIGB) is an industry-leading network of physicians, healthcare professionals, surgical and diagnostic centers, support resources and aftercare specialists, dedicated to the comprehensive treatment and care of our LAP-BAND® and Gastric Sleeve surgery patients. Our comprehensive program is branded to consumers as True Results. Front Office Receptionist Answ...
Great Opportunity! We are looking for a Full-time, first shift receptionist paying $12.00-$12.50 an hour. This opportunity is located in Davenport, Iowa. This is a Temp-To-Hire position. The right candidate must be able to work with a great variety of personalities and remain professional. We are looking for a truly professional person. JOB DUTIES: -Answer multi-line telephone; Fax Machine -Custom...
The American Institute of Gastric Banding (AIGB) is an industry-leading network of physicians, healthcare professionals, surgical and diagnostic centers, support resources and aftercare specialists, dedicated to the comprehensive treatment and care of our LAP-BAND® and Gastric Sleeve surgery patients. Our comprehensive program is branded to consumers as True Results. Front Office Receptionist/Surg...
Receptionist needed for Beaumont trucking company. Duties Include: Answering / transferring incoming calls Processing cash tickets Bank deposits Filing Data Entry Applicant must be able to handle incoming calls with a positive & upbeat manner and make customers feel comfortable....
We are currently seeking a front desk receptionist for our dental practice in DeWitt, MI. Individual must enjoy interacting with the public, have great communication skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to handle multiple tasks. Experience with Dentrix software, insurance billing and dental coding preferred. Competitive salary. If you you would like the opportunity to be part of a team...
RECEPTIONIST / FRONT DESK Experienced staff needed for multiple front desk locations at Future Fitness Centers. Responsibilities include greeting members/guests, answering phones, scheduling appointments, data entry, point of sale and other general clerical duties. Fun atmosphere, busy job!!! Computer experience required. Future Fitness Mt Laurel and Turnersville club locations seeking a reliable...
Fettig is a growing, local and family owned staffing agency. We really care about our team and are looking for the right addition to be the front face of the organization to associates and customers. Looking for someone very friendly and outgoing, previous office experience is helpful but not required. Must have some kind of customer service background. High opportunity for growth for the right in...
Front Desk Receptionist $13.00 p/h Madison The QTI Group is a privately owned human resources and staffing organization. Specializing in the placement of industrial, administrative, professional and executive talent, we partner with you to understand your career goals and advise you on opportunities. Our wide reaching network lets us offer you more choices at all skill levels with flexible placeme...
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant needed for Great Suffolk County Company!! 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 greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inqu...
Position Description: The Bilingual Receptionist is the first line of customer service for all patients and visitors entering our offices. They will greet patients, sign them in, schedule future appointments, and handle incoming phone calls. They will assist patients in accordance with the training they have received ensuring patients receive the Ultimate Patient Experience while visiting our offi...
A Receptionist job in Jersey Village, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have one to three years of experience in this role to be considered for the position. In this role you will provide answering all incoming calls, will greet all visitors in a friendly manner, assist the accounting department process invoices, and order supplies. The pay is $13...
A part-time, temporary Receptionist job is available through Accounting Principals in Albuquerque, NM! You must have strong customer service skills, administrative assistance experience, and be able to work a Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm schedule. You will have a great opportunity with a successful engineering firm that will start August 4th and run through November! The pay is $12.00 per...
Receptionist Contract Job in Greater Kansas City Area We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract-to-hire opportunity to start within 1 week. This person will be greeting people as soon as they enter the office and be the first point of contact. Need someone that has at least 2 years of receptionist experience and is outgoing with people. Compensation for this position will be $12.00ph-$1...
A Receptionist Job opened up in Deerfield, IL courtesy of Ajilon Professional Staffing. To be considered for this position candidates will be greeting customers, answering the phone, and direct calls to the appropriate party. Candidates will have to possess customer service and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office is a must! This is a great company to work with that provides train...
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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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Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
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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