Receptionist Jobs


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.

Receptionist Education


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.

Receptionist Salaries


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.
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Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
Leading Westside Hedge Fund has an immediate opening for an engaging Receptionist to provide exceptional front office support. This firm fosters a close-knit and collaborative corporate culture, so we are seeking a bright and proactive candidate who possesses a demonstrated ability to facilitate high level communications. In this highly visible role, you will greet visitors and guests, direct all...
An exciting opportunity is available immediately for a rock star Receptionist/Office Assistant who has what it takes to efficiently manage the front desk/lobby of a fast-paced, diversified family-owned business and provide administrative support, as needed. As the first point of contact for the company, the successful candidate must be an excellent communicator with strong administrator skills and...
We currently have an opening for a full-time Receptionist/Office Assistant. The ideal candidate is highly organized, articulate and personable. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering and routing incoming calls; handling incoming mail, faxes and packages; maintaining office supplies; scheduling conference room and meetings; organizing office events and assisting with special projects, as...
The Heartland Group, an office of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, is looking for a full time receptionist. Responsibilities include greeting clients, answering phones, setting up conference rooms for client meetings and training, sorting mail,basic marketing work, and administrative recruiting work. Our office is located just outside of O'Hare at the Cumberland exit on I-90 and just a couple m...
Company Confidential Shawnee Mission, KS, 66204
Private ophthalmology practice with two locations in KS (Overland Park and Shawnee Mission) is seeking a motivated and caring individual join our team-based atmosphere. This position would share time assisting patients in the optical shop as well as performing receptionist duties. The optical shop duties may include fitting/measuring patients for glasses, adjusting frames/nose piece/accessories, a...
Kraus-Anderson® Receptionist and Office Administrator - Circle Pines, MN Rare opportunity to make an immediate impact and partner with an industry leader! Our Company For more than a century, Kraus-Anderson has been transforming the American landscape. Founded in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for more than 70 years, KA is consistently ranked by Engineering News Record...
The VITAS Receptionist is responsible for answering incoming telephone 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. Answers questions about organization and provides callers with address, directions and other information. Welcomes on-site vi...
-Receptionist/Office Clerk Entry Level Position Only Requirements: •Must be Bilingual; Fluent in English and Spanish (Read and Write) • 2-3 minimum years of receptionist experience with good customer service skills. • Computer Literate; MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook • Customer Service Professional Skills /Phone Skills • Must type 35 wpm • Must have High School Diploma • Professional Appearance • N...
Job Description - We are seeking an experienced medical receptionist for a busy OB/Gyn Office. Duties included, but not limited to greeting patients, checking in patients, insurance verification, checking out patients, scanning, medical records, scheduling appointments, taking messages, answering or referring inquiries. Work schedule will include some evenings, Saturdays, and also the travel betwe...
We have teamed up with a dynamic Global Management Consulting firm here in Boston and they are hiring a full time Receptionist for the firm. This is a very visible role and position sits just a few feet away from company's CEO Responsibilities Greet all visitors, ensure all visitors are properly badged and all visits are logged. The Receptionist will coordinate with staff to ensure that all visito...
Manpower is currently hiring a Receptionist for one of our clients in Tempe, AZ! Job Responsibilities: • Greets vendors, customers, job applicants and other visitors, and arranges for transportation services, when needed. • May operate a switchboard to route incoming calls and place outgoing calls. • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. • Re...
Dental Receptionist position open. Four days a week. (33 hours) Prefer someone with dental experience and familiar with Eaglesoft computer program but willing to train the right match for our office. Please mail or fax resume....
Company Confidential Canton, MI, 48187
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 inquiries. * Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone. * Kee...
St. Catherine's Center for Children provides a comprehensive range of Human Services designed to offer hope, foster growth and improve the lives of the children and families we serve. We are currently seeking a Receptionist/Front Desk Monitor for the Marillac homeless shelter in Albany. The receptionist assists the Facility Coordinator with a wide variety of administrative tasks related to the eff...
Front Desk Receptionist *– Front Office PT Thurs & Fri 4:30 to 8:30pm; Sat, Sun, Holidays 3pm to 8 pm Responsible for answering phones, directing calls, directing visitors and residents, scheduling transportation appointments, and being a resource to residents, visitors and employees. Must have excellent customer services skills and be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task. Prior experien...
The Receptionist is responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support in order to ensure that INSYS business and services are provided in an effective and efficient manner. RELATIONSHIPS: The Receptionist reports to the Executive Assistant/Office Manager and is responsible for providing office and clerical services. Interacts with and provides information to INSYS personne...
The Receptionist is responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support in order to ensure that INSYS business and services are provided in an effective and efficient manner. RELATIONSHIPS: The Receptionist reports to the Executive Assistant/Office Manager and is responsible for providing office and clerical services. Interacts with and provides information to INSYS personne...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10004
Description: Receptionist Mid-size Law Firm seeks personable, reliable and motivated receptionist for its downtown Manhattan office. Ideal candidate speaks English and Spanish and has excellent interpersonal and telephone skills. Duties include handling incoming calls, greeting clients, light computer work, etc....
Part time receptionist / data entry position, of an industrial machinery sales company. looking for strong phone skills, computer literate including Microsoft Office. Hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M....
Downtown Boston corporation needs bi-lingual front desk receptionist for a temp to perm position. Candidates should be comfortable multi-tasking, handling several phone lines, greeting clients, and assisting with general office duties as needed. Qualified candidates will have at least two years of administrative support experience and a proven knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Out...

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Receptionist

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.7%
High School
24.7%
Bachelor's
20.5%
Associates
12.7%
Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
(600 Respondents)
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