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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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...
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 opening in Brisbane, CA One of Ajilon’s top Logistics & Shipping clients has an immediate opening for a hardworking Receptionist to join their team. A temporary position with the potential to become permanent for the right candidate, this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with a Bay Area Fortune 500 company! A high-profile and global organization, the position is loca...
We are working with an oil and gas company that has an immediate opening for a temp-to-hire Receptionist job in the downtown Fort Worth, TX area. If you have at least one year experience working in this or an administrative assistant role and possess a Bachelor’s or Associates Degree then this could be a great opportunity for you! Are you seeking an opportunity with a company that invests in its e...
Receptionist Contract-to-Hire Job in Kansas City, MO We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract-to-hire opportunity to start within 2 weeks. 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. R...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is seeking a Receptionist to fill a job opportunity in Phoenix, AZ. The Receptionist will greet and direct all visitors with professionalism and courtesy, handle and direct all incoming calls, and maintain appointment logs and schedules. May also help provide relief and support to administrative, clerical, mail room, security, tenant services, help desk, and event plan...
Front Desk Receptionist in Rancho Bernardo, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill a Temporary Front Desk Receptionist job in San Diego County, CA. Our client is looking to immediately fill a receptionist/office assistant position in a creative and supportive environment. The company fosters creative thinking and has a strong team environment with professional management. Candidates wi...
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...
Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill various Receptionist jobs throughout San Diego County, CA. You will be responsible for answering phones and assisting in general office work. These are temporary and temporary to direct hire opportunities within various industries throughout San Diego County. These roles typically pay between $10-$14/hr, depe...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking for experienced Bilingual Receptionists for our clients throughout the San Diego area. Some positions may be temporary and others temporary to direct hire. Qualifications/Requirements for these types of positions include but are not limited to: At least 1-2 years of receptionist/clerical support Strong customer service skills 100% bilingual in Spanish and En...
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...
Our client, a global communications company, has an opening for a temporary Front Desk Receptionist job in Morristown, NJ. The selected candidate must have a professional, go-getter attitude and the ability to handle a high volume of incoming calls. This individual will be responsible for answering phones, performing data entry and providing administrative support as needed for the department staf...
Bilingual Receptionist job in Tulsa, OK. Accounting Principals has a Receptionist job available immediately! The pay range for this position is between $13.00 and $14.00 per hour based on experience. Bilingual Receptionist Job Responsibilities: - Answer phones - Provide customer service - Data entry - Scanning and filing Qualifications: - 2+ years experience answering phones - Must be able to comm...
Medical Receptionist Job for Multi-Specialty Practice in Chicago, IL. We have recently partnered with a thriving multi-specialty physician practice group who is seeking to fill a reception and registry job. This group has several Chicagoland locations and offers great benefits and compensation. They are expanding rapidly and offer great growth potential. The Medical Receptionist Responsibilities i...
We have a 4 month job opportunity for a Receptionist looking to work in the Long Beach area. This position is covering someone who is going on maternity leave. The ideal candidate will have great phone demeanor, strong communication skills and enjoy being the face of an organization. * 1+ years of experience working with 15 line phone board * Personable, friendly and enthusiastic person This is a...
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...
Ajilon is seeking qualified individuals for an immediate opening for a Receptionist job in the Fort Worth, TX area. If you have at least one year experience working in this or a customer service role then this could be a great opportunity for you! Are you seeking an opportunity with a company that invests in its employees? If you want to be a part of a privately owned business that offers a genero...
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...
Medical Receptionist Job in Chicago, IL We are looking to fill a Medical Receptionist in Chicago, IL. You must have two years' medical receptionist experience and have knowledge of 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 opportun...
We are currently recruiting for a Receptionist to fill a full-time job opportunity with our client in Phoenix, AZ. The Receptionist will receive callers and visitors at the establishment, determines nature of business, and directs callers and visitors to correct destination. You will provide general administrative and clerical support as well. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: -Responsible for...
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Receptionist

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
(865 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.8%
High School
24.6%
Bachelor's
20.3%
Associates
12.7%
Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
(597 Respondents)
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