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.
Company Confidential Warminster, PA, 18974
Our busy physician's office currently has a FT/PT opening for an experienced Medical Office Receptionist. Duties include and are not limited to answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, collecting co-pays, insurance verification, and document scanning. Experience with EMR is a plus....
AcroSports Swimming is now hiring for a Receptionist/Customer Service Assistant. As Swim Receptionist/Customer Service, you will be the face of the Swim Center for all parents, potential and current participants; external inquiries and will report directly to club directors. Duties of Receptionist/Customer Service includes: § Front desk interaction with parents, gymnasts/swimmers and coaches, new...
Chrysalis Skin and Body is an upscale day spa located in the upper Kirby district. We are looking for a friendly and outgoing person to join our team and fill our front desk receptionist position. Responsibilities Greet clients as they check in Answer telephone calls and schedule appointments Book, change and cancel appointments and maintain data integrity for all client profiles Attend to client...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10019
Seeking a full time employee for our busy, growing only-children private practice. We are a high-end clientele pediatric private practice in Manhattan. Looking for a Dental Receptionist/Insurance Coordinator with at least one year of experience in dental. The Employee we are looking for is a professional, organized, reliable team player who will have an important role in our children's practice. W...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10024
Busy Manhattan duo physician medical practice seeks a warm friendly dynamic individual to fill the position of receptionist and administrative assistant. This individual must be organized, have excellent reading and writing skills, be computer literate, familiar with EHR and Meaningful Use requirements and able to adapt to changing medical office requirements. Benefits include health insurance, va...
Pediatric office in Gainesville has an opening for a full time professional Medical Receptionist. Hours are: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, alternating Saturdays 8:00 AM to Noon. 1/2 day off during the week when working Saturday. Excellent communication/telephone skills are a must. Experience in patient scheduling, charge posting and insurance verification are necessary. Leadership abil...
Company Confidential South Bend, IN, 46634
Downtown South Bend Law Firm is seeking a Legal Secretary with good communication skills and the ability to multi-task. The applicant should be prepared to work closely with the attorney while preparing correspondence, documents and pleadings. Prior experience in a Law Office is helpful, but not required. This position does not include receptionist responsibilities except occasionally covering tho...
SummitMedia, LLC Birmingham is seeking a Receptionist for their Birmingham Office. Responsibilities include: Answer telephone, screen and direct calls Greet visitors Provide general administrative and clerical support Receive and sort mail Other duties as assigned by management Requirements: College degree preferred Experience with Microsoft products Self-motivated with excellent communication ski...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is the fastest-growing staffing service in the world specializing in the temporary and permanent placements of premier administrative and management professionals. We are currently recruiting for one of our most exciting clients for a Receptionist opportunity located in Houston, TX and based on experience paying $11-$15. The Receptionist will provide general front offi...
We are working with an established wholesale importer of home decor that has an immediate opening for a temp-to-hire Receptionist job in Arlington, TX. If you have at least one year experience working as a receptionist or in a front office role and a passion for customer service then this may be a great opportunity for you! If you want to be a part of a family-owned and operated enterprise that of...
We have a contract Receptionist job with one of our most respected clients located in Houston, TX. This position requires at least two years of previous Receptionist experience. This candidate will be responsible for greeting visitors, answering phone calls and acting as the first representative of the company. The pay for this position is $12.00 to $14.00 an hour, depending on experience. Recepti...
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Receptionist job in Tulsa, OK. Accounting Principals has a Bilingual Receptionist job in Tulsa, OK. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is fluent in both Spanish and English. The pay rate for this position is $12.00 to $14.00 per hour based on experience and education. The daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Answer phones and greet gue...
Bilingual Receptionist job opening in San Francisco, CA A top healthcare client is looking for a Bilingual Receptionist on a long-term temporary basis for a well-known and established company. Located in San Francisco and accessible by all modes of public transportation, this position would be best suited to someone with prior administrative experience who is passionate about providing excellent c...
Receptionist/ Facilities Coordinator job in San Francisco, CA A top client of Ajilon’s has an immediate temporary-to-hire Receptionist/ Facilities Coordinator job opening at a high-profile fitness company 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...
We are currently recruiting for a contract to hire Receptionist position in Houston, TX. This position requires that you have at least two years of prior Receptionist experience. You will be responsible for receiving and routing telephone calls and will perform light administrative duties as needed. You will also greet visitors and direct them to their proper destination. The Receptionist job resp...
Receptionist Job in central Phoenix, AZ Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently looking for an outstanding Administrator for a Receptionist Job in central Phoenix, AZ. This company requires the right individual to have excellent verbal and written skills. This candidate will be answering multi-line phone systems, greeting customers/clients, and assisting in filing, reports, etc. The position doe...
We are looking to fill a Medical Receptionist in Chicago, IL. You must have two years of experience in this role and have knowledge patient scheduling and insurance verification. This is an exciting opportunity that will allow you to work in a busy physician office handling patient registration and patient scheduling. This is a temp-to-hire opportunity. The salary for this position is $13.00-$15.0...
We are working with an established building maintenance company that has an immediate opening for a temp-to-hire Bilingual Receptionist job in the greater Fort Worth area. If you have at least one year experience working as a receptionist or in a front office role and speak and write Spanish fluently then this could be a great opportunity for you! Do you want to look forward to going to work every...
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: 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...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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