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.
HC980545: Advanced OBGYN Houston, TX See Below To Apply Busy 3-physician OB/GYN practice in Memorial City looking for a customer service-oriented Medical Receptionist. Must be capable of handling high volume of phone calls, multi-tasking and insurance verification. Experience preferred. EMR knowledge and bilingual a plus. Positive attitude a must. For immediate consideration, please submit your re...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77089
HC980625: Company Confidential Friendswood, TX See Below To Apply Receptionist for Dental Office in Friendswood. Bilingual preferred. Experience or willing to train. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume via fax to 281-993-1960 or email to *****....
Immediate opening for a Front Desk Medical Receptionist to work full-time in a Cardiology office in Glendale. You will be responsible for assisting Armenian-speaking patients as they arrive for their visit with the doctor, and ensuring excellent customer service is given to all patients in the waiting room. This is an excellent opportunity for a cheerful and hard-working candidate seeking a stable...
Immediate opening for an experienced front desk medical receptionist for a busy Vision office in Beverly Hills. We need someone with top-notch customer service and impeccable communication ability to tackle busy multi-line phones and demanding patients with poise and grace. Experience with electronic medical records is a plus, so please note all EMR software on which you are experienced in your re...
Immediate opening for an experienced front desk medical receptionist for a busy Dermatology office in Beverly Hills. We need someone with top-notch customer service and impeccable communication ability to tackle busy multi-line phones and demanding patients with poise and grace. Experience with electronic medical records is a plus, so please note all EMR software on which you are experienced in yo...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30305
Busy multiple physician medical office seeks candidate for receptionist position. This is a full-time salaried position that includes benefits. Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquirie...
Job Description: Well-known, stable company is actively seeking a receptionist who demonstrates excellent production of Word/Excel/Outlook, excellent typing speed (45 wpm), clean cut appearance, and excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Will be responsible for answering multiple phone lines, general office duties and working with upper management. Also seeking at least 2 years of re...
Job Description: Construction company in Corona looking for a professional receptionist to be their Director of First Impressions! Will be answering all incoming lines, handling filing and data entry, and also assisting with other departments as needed. Must have at least 2+ years of receptionist experience. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates...
Job Description: JOB DUTIES: Maintains neat appearance of front desk and reception area. Answering and routing phone calls, determining purpose of callers, and forwarding calls to appropriate personnel or department. Takes and delivers messages or transfers calls to voice mail when appropriate personnel are unavailable. Welcomes and logs in on-site visitors, determines nature of business, and anno...
Fast Paced growing family law firm is seeking a receptionist for their Parsippany, NJ location. Essential Job Functions: *Answer incoming phone calls *Scan completed files *Confirm appointments *Help with ordering office supplies *Other projects as needed. The right individual will be able to work independently as well in a team environment. Excellent communication and organizational skills are a...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32225
Jacksonville law firm looking to hire full time receptionist. Duties include answering telephones, greeting clients, scheduling, and data entry. Pleasant telephone voice, excellent grammatical and typing skills, and strong work ethic required. Overtime may be required. Compensation: - $10.00 per hour - Merit-based bonuses* - Paid vacation and holidays* - Medical insurance* - Dental insurance avail...
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...
Neopost USA markets its Neopost and Hasler brands of mailing and shipping solutions throughout the United States via dealers and direct-sales channels. The company, headquartered in Milford, CT, supplies technologically advanced solutions for mailing, folding/inserting and addressing as well as logistics management and traceability. Neopost USA also offers a full range of services, including consu...
Title: Receptionist job in Tempe, AZ Summary: This job opening is for a Receptionist in Tempe, AZ. This position is tasked with sitting up at the front desk and greeting all incoming guests, as well as answering incoming phone calls and directing to the proper department or individual. Responsible for ad hoc administrative support tasks, ranging from letter correspondence creation, spreadsheet cre...
Title: Receptionist job in Tucson, AZ Summary: This job opening is for a Receptionist in Tucson, AZ. This position is tasked with sitting up at the front desk and greeting all incoming guests, as well as answering incoming phone calls and directing to the proper department or individual. Responsible for ad hoc administrative support tasks, ranging from letter correspondence creation, spreadsheet c...
Receptionist Job in Phoenix, AZ Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently looking to fill Receptionist jobs in central Phoenix, AZ. This position is responsible for handling incoming phone and email correspondence, greeting guests and directing to the appropriate department, and handling the mail distribution. This receptionist position is a contract to hire opportunity with immense potential for...
Title: Part Time Receptionist job in Norwood, OH. Summary: We have a job opening for a Part Time Receptionist job in Norwood, OH. This position will be responsible for supporting the operation of the Training and Human Resources Departments. The Receptionist job duties and responsibilities include: • Serves as receptionist for the building, greeting and assisting visitors. • Answers incoming calls...
Medical Receptionist Job in Phoenix, AZ A prestigious company in the Phoenix area is pursuing a front desk medical receptionist on a temp to hire basis. We are looking for someone who has initiative, and a desire to succeed. The ideal candidate needs to be a team player and be able to think outside the box when necessary. Must be high energy and have at least 2 years of similar experience. Medical...
Receptionist job in San Francisco, CA A top client of Ajilon’s has an immediate temporary-to-hire Receptionist job opening at a high-profile construction firm in the Financial District in San Francisco, CA. This company has enjoyed rapid success and growth, receiving national recognition from various industry leaders, and provides a unique emphasis on employee work-life balance. This role offers c...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill a full time Medical Receptionist job in the Greater Kansas City area. Only candidates with Medical Industry experience and incoming call scheduling experience will be considered for this opening. Main job responsibilities will include providing exceptional customer service to patients via phone and in person. Additional job duties will include genera...
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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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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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